Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers
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).

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween78/dubai-unveils-new-zip-line-among-towering-skyscrapers/

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Why might someone want to go on this new zip line?
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COMMENTS (78)
  • ChloeT-del
    12/11/2017 - 06:21 p.m.

    This article is about Dubai offering a ride on the new, long zip line for "thrill-seekers". On the ride, you can see an amazing view of Dubai and its sky scrapers. There was a similar zip line two years ago, but the new zip line is longer and is great for couples because they can have a one in a life time opportunity to discover what Dubai is like at a high view together.

  • ChloeR-del1
    12/11/2017 - 06:23 p.m.

    I would totally do this, no doubt! Someone might do this because they want to experience the adventures of doing this dangerous zip line.

  • David M-del
    12/11/2017 - 06:53 p.m.

    Someone might go on this zip line because you get to see the view of the city from a high view point.

  • PriscillaD-del
    12/11/2017 - 07:29 p.m.

    This article is about how Dubai has created a zip line that allows people, even couples to see the dazzling skyscrapers. Those brave enough can whiz past some of Marina's tallest skyscrapers; these zip lines also go at 50 miles per hour. The zip line starts at the top of one of the Marina's towers and lands near the Marina Mall.

  • EvanC-del
    12/11/2017 - 07:56 p.m.

    This is a very cool looking zip line. I would definitely go there to explore especially if its on a zip line. Some people might want to go on a zip line because they like to explore or they enjoy zip-lining.

  • SarahT-del
    12/11/2017 - 08:34 p.m.

    Dubai wants its people and tourists to see a new way to see their dazzling skyscraper;a zip-line. Tickets would cost 180 to get on the 170 meter XLine , speeding 50 miles/hour.

  • HannahR -del
    12/11/2017 - 08:47 p.m.

    Someone might want to go on this new zip line. People only live once so why not take risks.

  • PoojaT-del
    12/11/2017 - 08:49 p.m.

    The main idea of the article is that 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. This was a very interesting article to read.

  • JuliaA -del
    12/11/2017 - 08:59 p.m.

    The main idea of the article is how Dubai unveils new zip line among their tall skyscrapers. Thrill seekers might enjoy this kind of zip line. This shows amazing heights and views and to get tickets, it starts around $180 per person!




  • RushB-del
    12/11/2017 - 09:06 p.m.

    Dubai is making a new zip-line ride that let's you see the dazzling sky scrapers while also traveling at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. The zip-lining takes place in Dubai's Marina neighbor and the length of the trip is about a entire kilometer!

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