All That You Need To Know About Jebel Jais
Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah (one of The 7 Emirates of The UAE) is the highest mountain in the UAE and home to the world’s longest zipline. The zipline has led to UAE’s most northern emirate joining the major league of global adventure tourism destinations. It’s currently a popular bucket list attraction in the UAE and globally.
Why Visit Jebel Jais
The scenic location makes for a perfect day trip in the UAE that cannot be missed.
Jebel Jais offers visitors an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city, relaxing and enjoying the scenic mountain views.
Rest in the cool average temperature- 10 degrees C of the mountains in the summer which is an amazing time to enjoy the scenery.
At the top, you might want to try out the Jebel Jais Zipline. It is officially the world’s longest zipline at 2.83km.
Experience the viewing Deck Park that’s complete with observation zones and food trucks. The Deck park has a new addition-PuroExpress-The mountain top version of Puro Restaurant.
It is Emirate’s first rooftop lounge that overlooks the stunning coastline. Stop by the restaurant for a light bite menu of pastries, pizza, and salad. Puro Express is an ideal snack stop while you’re in the mountains.
You get to experience Ras Al Khaimah’s rich culture and long-standing history that dates back 7,000 years.
The emirate only 45 minutes north of Dubai and it’s dubbed as one of the world’s fastest-growing tourism spots.
The Emirate features a wide array of archaeological sites and stunning natural surroundings highlighting:
- Golden sand beaches
- Awe-inspiring terracotta dunes
- A green belt of date palms to Jebel Jais
Fun Things to Do at Jebel Jais
Jebel Jais is UAE’s leading active adventure tourism destination. It was formed over 70 million years ago in Ras Al Khaimah and features the most amazing views in the region.
Breathtaking and Unique Sights
Enjoy the breathtaking and unique sights of the winding road cutting through the deep rocky canyons of the mountain.
Experience the Viewing Deck Park that allows you to experience nature’s magic and remember to take some splendid shots of the scenery.
Jebel Jais Zipline
Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies are in for a treat as they travel at Jebel Jais zipline at speeds of up to 120kph to 150kph. This is at a mindblowing height of 1,680 meters above sea level-Right on top of Jebel Jais mountain.
On the experience, participants are fitted with a special harness for the adventure during the flight that takes approximately two to three minutes.
On the finish line, guests land on a suspended landing platform where they are shifted to a second line where you complete your journey back to the ground.
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The Seven Viewing Deck Parks
Explore the seven Viewing Deck Parks and the twelve binoculars dedicated for visitors to view the stunning valleys at an impressive height of 1,250 meters.
While you’re finished admiring the beauty of the mountains, grab some refreshments from the food trucks and fuel up for more fun and excitement.
The entire park is lit by solar energy and has all the necessary facilities such as restrooms and ample parking spaces.
Trek Along Jebel Jais
Trek along Jebel Jais Via Ferrata-A 1km long climbing course for a combination of walking, climbing, and zip-lining.
The entire experience takes about four hours and you are accompanied by qualified guides throughout the adventure. Just come dressed in the right attire such as casual shoes-Vans or Converse are unacceptable. Instead, go for sturdy trainers or running shoes with a good grip.
Nothing beats ziplining across the canyons on the breathtaking mountain making it one of the most exciting activities in Jebel Jais.
On the activity, you will literally be flying across the mountain at incredible speeds of up to 150kmph over a vast distance of 2.8km-Equivalent to 28 football pitches! The Jebel Jais zipline is officially certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest zip line.
Ziplining here is a quintessential activity if you are all about thrills and insane adventures.
How to Get Here
If you are the type with a The sky’s the limit attitude then paradise awaits in the rugged Hajar Mountains at Ras Al Khaimah. Cruise through the smooth 30 km road snaking all the way to the peak.
Take in the scenic views of the beautiful backdrop for hikers, mountain bikers, and those seeking a scenic driving route.
Taxis are easily accessible in Ras Al Khaimah and other the United Arab Emirates. Look out for cream-colored Al Hamra taxis that are licensed by the Government.
The Taxis use meters, all air-conditioned, and comfortable. To book a taxi within Ras Al Khaimah simply call Al Hamra taxi services at 8001700-All the taxi drivers speak English.
The new shuttle bus by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) makes it easy to access Jebel Jais Mountains.
The shuttles make it easy getting to Ras Al Khaimah from Dubai.
The Jebel Jais rocky mountain is without a doubt a popular weekend destination for residents and tourists alike. This is from loads of activities for adventure junkies and anyone looking for some easygoing outdoor fun.