Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

Living in Dubai can seem not adventurous with its sky scrapers, but you can actually drive out two hours out to Ras Al Khaimah and go on many fun adventures! We woke up nice and early at 6:30 am to make our way up to Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, for some epic Ziplining and trekking on the Via Ferrata.

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata Security Briefing
RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata Security Briefing

The Adventure Experience In RAK

We love our action sports, so when we heard about the zipline, we had to give it a go. Via Ferrata is Italian for “Iron Path” and this is exactly what this is. You are connected by metal wire and harness all the way up as you climb and it is super safe. Even with Mitch not good at heights, he felt at ease the whole climb.

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

During our 3 hour climb, there were 3 ziplines. The first one was 50m, second was 60m, and the last one was by far the biggest at 300m.

We went up the easiest course, the “Ledge Walk” with climbers at all levels. Some had never done anything like this before and still did it very easily. If you are an adrenaline junkie or want to push your limits, you should try the Middle and the Julphar Scare. They involve some overhang and vertical scents.

As our photos show, we were able to climb nice and high and grab some incredible pics.

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

Harder Level Climbs

Like we said, you can go for harder climbs if you think you will get bored!

The Medium Difficulty Climb: the Middle Path, has also vertical sections (3) with horizontal traverses. It will take you around 3.5 hours to finish. It rises 60 metres from a wadi bed to join the Ledge Walk before the first zipline. After that you joint back with the standard route and do the 3 other ziplines.

The Hardest Climb: Julphar Scare, which is a very vertical route that will take you around 1.5 hours. Call it the most direct route to the long zip-line, a 120-metre ascent using ladders through 5 different vertical sections with adjoining horizontal sections. Something bit close to what we did in Oman.

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

Booking The RAK Via Ferrata

If you want to try out the Via Ferrata at Jebel Jais, check out the website, you can book it here. There are two climbs daily, one at 9am and the other at 1pm, you always need to show up 1 hour prior the climb for preparations and climbing.

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

What To Bring And Expect?

Don’t forget you need to be between 12 and 65 years of age, between 50 and 100 kilos of weight and have moderate fitness levels (duh). There are no prior technical experience is needed, so don’t you worry about it! You can all do it, just need to not freak out with heights!

They will provide you with the safety equipment and a handy small backpack with water and enough space for your camera items. Only one helmet has the GoPro Mount, so don’t forget to be the first to ask for it! Also most importantly, don’t forget the clipper mount!

Wear some good gripping shoes and you have to wear typical athletic clothing. It will be sharp so our advice is don’t wear shorts. Note that if you show up with slippery soles like Vans or Converse, they won’t let you do it.

RAK Zipline
Briefing session

The Cost Of The RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

It’s only 400AED, including the 3 zip-lines, the climb and the transfer from Hotel Tulip Inn, Ras Al Khaimah City

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

RAK Zipline & Via Ferrata

Goodbye!
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This adventure has been fuelled in partnership with the Tourism Development Authority of Ras Al Khaimah

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Australian guy who is obsessed with sports and living a fun and healthy life. Done plenty of traveling but is always thirsty for another adventure somewhere. Also knows a whole bunch of random information that will never be helpful.

  • Ana Ojha

    I did skydiving and scuba diving but zip lining is on my bucket list for a quite long time. Your post made me to accomplish this soon!

  • Wow, sounds awesome! Still, not something I’d dare, I think. Don’t believe I have enough arm muscles for climbing. 😉

  • Unfortunately I can’t consider myself a very sporty person, but I do love some adventure activities when I travel! This looks amazing and definitely something that I would try!

  • OMG! this looks spectacular. Totally love adventure sports and this is just my kind of thing. I was in Sharjah in Jan and when I went to Al Hajar mountains and Fujairah I loved the landscape. Honestly there is so much to do outside Dubai. Fab pics!

  • Vyjay Rao

    This gives the adventure lovers goals. This is something worth trying. The fitness lovers can also hover at this location to try out something new and get the adrenaline rushing. The best part its near Dubai.

  • Paige Brown

    Anytime I see anything about UAE it’s Dubai, which I’m not super into that. However, I’m TOTALLY into this kind of thing. Canyons are right up my alley and I love adrenaline-junkie things! This is definitely going to be on my UAE must-see list.

    • Yes, the UAE is so much more than Dubai and the desert! Plenty of things to do

  • I love the sound of this just not sure I would be able to go through with it. I am not great with heights although I do like to hike, but I think the ziplining would be the worst part. I would probably get up there and then not get back down again.

    • Yes we hear you, Mitch is not good with heights but still found it quite easy to do!

  • Three hour climb!? That’s a long climb but if the view and is good then I’m okay with it 😝

    I’ve done zipline before but only little ones in the Pocono’s that included other treetop adventures. The time in Mexico at Selvatica was my favorite!

    • That is the whole hike and I promise you it goes a lot quicker when scaling a mountain!!

  • Patricia Steffy

    I’m not going to lie, this looks terrifying to me — BUT it also looks pretty incredible. I’m like Mitch in that I don’t love heights, and I would probably stick to the easier climbs just to get my confidence up. Andy would be the first one with his hand up to go on the more challenging runs. Thanks for sharing!

    • The easy climb still presents enough challenges to not be boring to everyone so it is a very good introduction!

  • This looks terrifying, but also amazing! I’ve done ziplining in the jungle so this would be a really cool contrast. Looks like you had fun!

  • Iuliana Marchian

    I was in Dubai a couple of years ago but I didn’t go to Ras Al Khaimah. And by that time I didn’t go that you can have such extraordinary experiences there. Hopefully I will go there next year and this time I will know what to look for.

  • I have been to RAK long back before Zip lining was there. And was always in love with their beaches. Now another reason to make a trip back to UAE. Fantastic pictures.

  • Suruchi Mittal

    OMG. This looks like a super adventure as well as a complete adrenaline rush game. Seeing your pictures I felt one needs a lot of guts to go ahead with ziplining in this landscape. You are just walking on the edge. Anyway Beautiful pictures.

    • Thank you so much! Yes the heart was pumping but we felt so safe

  • Omg! That looks awesome-scary-adventure for me. I don’t think I have the guts to do it. It’s good to know that you guys enjoyed your experience on it. 🙂

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    • Mitch is a big scaredy cat when it comes to heights and he could do it! They look after you so well so he felt very safe the whole time!

  • megan_claire

    Looks like an incredible adventure – I love that there are different levels of hikes depending on how adventurous you’re feeling on the day 🙂

  • TalesOfABackpacker

    Holy cow that looks scary!! I have done ziplining before but not with a climb like that! I’m not sure I could handle the full climb, but I suppose I’d know better after the beginners one how far I could push myself!

  • OMG! This is total craziness. Though I’ve done zip-lining, I did it in London, atop a tall building. I’ve never done it in such a landscape. You’ve literally walking over the edge!!! That’s total adrenaline junkie!!!

  • aparnakris

    Sounds like quite the adventurous day! I’m petrified of heights, so would probably not do it but your photos are fabulous!

  • I’ve never been Zip-lining, since I’m super afraid of heights. I can only enjoy through the experiences of others who share their stories. The photos you took are amazing 🙂

  • Adventurous Travels

    That must be an amazing experience! I know people associate Dubai with skyscrapers and luxury but when I was there, I went to a desert camp, to the little fisherman villages in Oman and to swim around the beautiful coast. This zip line looks amazing, it must have been a thrilling experience – just looking the the photos of your hike! I’d love to do it!
    Tom

    • It sounds like you had an epic trip here! Next time you come back make sure to add the zipline to the list!

  • Jeff & Crystal Bryant

    Wow! You are so brave to be trusting in this situation. We are sure it was a lifetime experience. It looks like you had a great time.