Ras Al Khaimah: Adventure seekers who want to trek almost 120 metres above ground on the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path) in Ras Al Khaimah may dust off their trekking shoes as the famed attraction will reopen on November 15.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) on Sunday announced the reopening of the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata which will give the public a chance to not only trek but also have a go at ziplines.
Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAK TDA, said the reopening of the adventure attraction was made just in time for the cooler weather and winter season.
“Due to the huge success of this product, we anticipate a greater number of local and international visitors looking for world-class adventures,” he said.
Jorge Jorge, CEO of Toro Verde Ras Al Khaimah and operator of the Via Ferrata, said: “We are glad to be the operator of such a unique and ‘bucket list’ adventure product that has already witnessed significant interest from sporting enthusiasts from around the world."
"A highly-skilled team will operate the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata with stringent safety and emergency rescue procedures in place,” he added.
3 start, finish points
The Jebel Jais Via Ferrata has three individual start and finish points for the guided trekking and hiking experience, as well as three zip-lines measuring 50 meters, 60 meters and 300 meters to expand possibilities for various age and fitness capabilities.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the standard route, the Ledge Walk in twice-daily supervised tours starting at 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday, offering adventure seekers picturesque views and an exhilarating mountain experience on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain.
An average tour lasts three hours, and appeals to all fitness levels and costs Dh375 on weekends and Dh325 on weekdays.
Since its launch, the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata has gained top Trip Advisor ranking among the emirate’s attractions, welcoming thousands of active adventurers in its first six months of operations.
Open to all adventure seekers above 12 years of age (and weighing between 50 and 100kg.), the thrilling experience can be booked through the official website www.toroverdeuae.com.