Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers Two people ride the world's longest urban zip line with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, at the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers
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Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world's longest zip lines.

The 170 meter-high (558 foot) XLine opens this week in Dubai's Marina neighborhood and for an entire kilometer (3,280 feet), those brave enough can whiz past some of Marina's tallest skyscrapers at a speed of 50 miles/hour.

A similar zip line opened two years ago near the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai. The new zip line, however, is double the length and offers couples the chance to experience the thrill together with two zip lines running adjacent to one another.

The zip line starts at the top of one of the Marina's towers and lands near the Marina Mall and tickets cost around $180 a person (650 dirhams).

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Why might someone want to go on this new zip line?
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COMMENTS (9)
  • FranciscoL-del
    12/11/2017 - 05:12 p.m.

    This article is a bought a new zip line that was built in Dubai. It will be the world's highest zip line ever made. Towering over 550 stories high. This zip line will be perfect for couples because of its 2 parallel zip lines. This attraction will cost each person that rides $180 or 650 dirhams. This reminds me of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas.

  • MarianaG-del
    12/11/2017 - 06:38 p.m.

    This article was very interesting and it looks like it would be very fun to do that. It would give a spectacular view of the city.

  • MarioA-pay
    12/12/2017 - 02:49 p.m.

    Someone might want to go on the new zip line because they might want to see Marianas towers.

  • rachelb-cel
    12/21/2017 - 05:16 p.m.

    People around the area of Dubai would want to go on this zip line for a thrill seeking adventure. The headline of this article makes people want to read it because by saying there's a zip line that goes between two sky scrapers it makes people curious how that's possible. It's something that catches your eye right off the bat and the article gives detail about how it came about and what exactly it is. It sticks to the point and tells people what they need to know without being too wordy.

  • annec-cel
    1/05/2018 - 12:27 p.m.

    This zip-line provides both a unique way to see the city and a rush for any adrenaline junkies. In general, zip-lining is a safe activity that feels dangerous. The perceived danger is part of what makes it so exciting. Most zip-line and rope courses are set in the wilderness or more natural settings so an urban zip-line is unusual even for seasoned adventurers.

  • Maggieg-bru2
    1/05/2018 - 03:12 p.m.

    Someone might want to go on this thrill zip line because they might be on vacation. They might be wanting to try something new. Also the article states that it has couple zip lines, so lots of couples could go too.

  • savannahj-cel
    1/08/2018 - 08:13 a.m.

    This zip line in Dubai offers you the thrill of riding through the air at 50 miles per hours while passing by some of the city's tallest skyscrapers. The best part about it is that it is one of the worlds longest zip lines at 170 meters high which is 558 feet, and you ride the zip line for an entire kilometer. I don't know how long that would be actually but it sounds super fun. I'll maybe have to check it out one day.

  • MADELINEH-vms
    1/24/2018 - 06:07 p.m.

    I want to go on this. I it looks really fun.:)

  • ZanderG-dec
    3/02/2018 - 02:26 p.m.

    This is super cool. I wish i lived in dubai. I would do both of them. Just because im a thrill seeker.

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