Photograph credit: Visit Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Zipline Reopens After Fiery Helicopter Crash

After a fiery, fatal helicopter crash that claimed four deaths last December, Ras Al Khaimah’s zipline team, Toroverde announced the attraction’s opening on Saturday, 19th January.

RAK zipline now open

Ready to fly again? Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain, also home to the world’s longest zipline, is now open. As mentioned on their website, they’ve made 16 slots available for bookings online for Saturday, 19th January, from 9 am-5 pm. As usual, the ride will be open throughout the week, besides Mondays and Tuesdays.

Photograph credit: Jebel Jais

Helicopter crash last December

On Saturday, 29th December, a helicopter including four crew members were sent to rescue a stranded rider on the Ras Al Khaimah zipline. However, helicopter’s blades collided with one of the cables and immediately collapsed down the mountain. The four-member crew included three Emirati pilots and a South African field medic. The zipline’s closure was immediately announced.

Full assessment carried out

RAK zipline’s team, Toroverde says the zipline has undergone a comprehensive assessment, including repairs and tests to ensure it maintains high levels of safety. A rep from Toroverde said, “Toroverde ran a full assessment of any damage to the zip line park, cables and infrastructure and has conducted the necessary repairs and tests. We can confirm that none of the ziplines which carry customers have been damaged, and none of our customers or staff were injured or involved in the accident.”

Photograph credit: Jebel Jais