Dubai's New Zip Line Soars Through the City's Skyscrapers

Are you brave enough to try it?

A new zip line that will give daredevils the chance to fly between skyscrapers in Dubai is opening this week.

XLine lets brave riders soar as fast as 50 mph for 3,280 feet about 560 feet in the air in Dubai's marina district (for about $180), according to the Associated Press.

Dubai marina
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The new attraction is similar to another in Dubai that opened two years ago near Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper. However, the new zip line is twice as fast — and includes two parallel lines for those who want to try it out with a partner.

XDubai, an adventure travel company, created the ride, which it claims is the longest urban zip line in the world. (The title has not been confirmed.)

The longest zip line in the world can also be found in the United Arab Emirates on the Jebel Jais mountain, about 100 miles outside of Dubai. That experience, stretching 9,200 feet, is also opening this month.

And closer to the U.S., the world's steepest zip line can be found on St. Martin.

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