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. It’s offering an exciting ride on one of the world's longest zip lines.

The 170 meter-high (558 foot) XLine opens this week in Dubai's Marina neighborhood. For an entire kilometer (3,280 feet), those brave enough can whiz past some of Marina's tallest skyscrapers. They soar 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. These run adjacent 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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  • AkshayB-del
    12/11/2017 - 04:32 p.m.

    This article is about Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers. 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. They soar at a speed of 50 miles/hour. The new zip line, however, is double the length and offers couples the chance to experience the thrill together with two zip lines.

  • NathalyP-del
    12/11/2017 - 04:45 p.m.

    The main idea of this article is that Dubai is opening a new way for visitors to see its dazzling sky scrapers. Dubai opened a 170 meter high zip line for a fun way for people to visit and have a fun time.

  • SamanthaM-del1
    12/11/2017 - 04:56 p.m.

    Dubai had made a new exciting ride called the Xline. It is 170 meters high and when on it, you can soar at a speed of 50 miles per hour. This ride is for thrill seekers, and will cost around $180 a person.

  • PedroM-del1
    12/11/2017 - 05:02 p.m.

    someone might wanna go in this new zip line to explore the city and its tall building. But what if you hit into one of those buildings you were TRYING to explore. Will you crash into the buildings and destroy someone's workplace? Or will your "strong" zip line just snap out of nowhere and you become superman. But instead of going up, you go down way fast. And then you squash a person. Have a fun ride.

  • JustinM-del
    12/11/2017 - 05:19 p.m.

    this article is about Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers. 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. These run adjacent to one another.

  • CadenceG-del
    12/11/2017 - 05:27 p.m.

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

  • AnnabelleA-del
    12/11/2017 - 05:29 p.m.

    The article is about how Dubai has a brand new zipline so that tourists, and other people can see Dubai's buildings, skyscrapers, and landmarks. The article talks about another zipline in Dubai, which is older. This biplane, remarkably, is half of the new one. The new zipline has two wires so people can travel in pairs. In the future, i hope this article can have a bit more information about what the zipline experience has to offer.

  • JaredI-del
    12/11/2017 - 05:47 p.m.

    You could get a great view of the city

  • JadeR-del
    12/11/2017 - 06:00 p.m.

    A summary of the article is that Dubai unveiled a new zip line that is among towering skyscrapers! How cool is that! So now thrill lovers go to Dubai's Marina neighborhood and try the new zip line and pass those tall skyscrapers!

  • ChloeR-del
    12/11/2017 - 06:14 p.m.

    This passage is about a new zip line opening in the Marina of Dubai. The zip line will allow you to see the tallest skyscrapers in Marina.There are two lines made for couples to go together. It is 558 ft high, 3280 ft long, goes 50 mph and you pay $180 per person. You start on the top of one of the Marina's towers and land next to the mall when the line ends.

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