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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)
December 05, 2017 - 10:56 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world's longest zip lines.

The 170 metre-high (558 foot) XLine opens this week in Dubai's Marina neighbourhood. For an entire kilometre (3,280 feet), those brave enough can whiz past some of Marina's tallest skyscrapers at a speed of 80 kilometres an hour (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.

Tickets cost around $180 a person (650 dirhams).

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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