Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers
Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers. It is offering a ride. It is on one of the world's longest zip lines.
The 170 meter-high (558 foot) zip line opens this week. It is called the XLine. It is in Dubai's Marina neighborhood. Those brave enough can whiz past some of Marina's tallest skyscrapers. This goes on for 3,280 feet at a speed of 50 miles/hour.
A similar zip line opened two years ago. It opened near the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai. The new zip line, however, is double the length. It offers couples the chance to try the thrill together with two zip lines. These run next to one another.
The zip line starts at the top of one of the Marina's towers and lands near the Marina Mall.
Tickets cost around $180 a person (650 dirhams).
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