Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Hajar Mountains in Ras Al Khaimah, Jais Adventure Park (JAP) stands as a beacon for thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
The park, operated by RAK Leisure, introduces a wave of excitement with thrilling attractions that promise to set hearts racing and create indelible memories.
Jais Adventure Park, with its array of exhilarating activities and culinary delights, beckons adventurers to embrace the thrill, conquer the heights, and create memories that linger long after the echoes of laughter have faded in the mountain breeze.
Jais Flight, the longest zipline in the world
At the heart of Jais Adventure Park lies its crown jewel — the Jais Flight, the world’s longest zipline. This breathtaking experience allows adventurers to soar across jagged mountain peaks and through deep ravines, reaching top speeds of up to 160 km/h.
Jais Sky Tour
Jais Adventure Park unfolds its pièce de résistance – the Jais Sky Tour, a two-hour odyssey that transcends the boundaries of traditional ziplining. As you embark on this aerial escapade, the anticipation mingles with the breathtaking backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.
The Jais Sky Tour is not just a series of ziplines, it’s a narrative that unfolds across the skies. Over the course of two hours, participants navigate six ziplines, each an exhilarating descent ranging from 337 meters to a staggering kilometer above the ground. The variation in altitudes and lengths ensure a diverse and dynamic experience, where each zipline introduces a new surge of adrenaline and a fresh perspective of the surrounding landscape.
As you soar through the air, the panoramic views below became a canvas of natural splendour. The bird’s-eye vantage point showcases the undulating terrain, rocky crags, and valleys, extending over 5 kilometers of the majestic mountains. It is not just a ziplining adventure; it is a visual feast, an immersive encounter with the grandeur of Ras Al Khaimah’s natural beauty.
What distinguishes the Jais Sky Tour is its immersive nature. Beyond the sheer thrill of the ziplines, the journey connects adventurers with the mountains on a profound level. The ziplines are not just cables suspended in the air, they are threads woven into the landscape, connecting nine platforms and a 15-meter-long sky bridge. This intricate tapestry of adventure unfolds against the backdrop of Ras Al Khaimah’s awe-inspiring natural beauty, creating a seamless blend of excitement and scenic wonder.
Best experienced in the company of friends, family, or colleagues, the Jais Sky Tour is more than an individual conquest; it’s a shared experience of laughter, awe, and triumph. As participants traverse the ziplines together, the camaraderie enhances the overall journey, imprinting memories that linger long after the adventure concludes.
The Jais Sky Tour at Jais Adventure Park is a comprehensive and dynamic exploration of the skies, an adventure that goes beyond the ordinary ziplining experience. It’s a captivating chapter in the story of exploration, offering a profound and immersive encounter with the natural wonders of Ras Al Khaimah.
At Jais Adventure Park, the Jais Sledder beckons families to embrace an exhilarating toboggan ride down the UAE’s longest track. This family-friendly adventure promises hairpin curves and speeds reaching up to 40 km/h, adding a layer of excitement to the breathtaking backdrop of Jebel Jais mountains.
Stretching over 1,840 meters, the track weaves through the majestic mountains, offering a perfect blend of thrills and scenic beauty. The winding curves provide unexpected moments of excitement, all set against the spectacular mountainous terrain.
Designed for all ages, the Jais Sledder welcomes even the youngest adventurers, with a minimum height requirement of 105 cm and an age limit of 3 years. For those under 138 cm, the option to ride as a passenger opens up, creating an inclusive experience that fosters family bonding.
As you navigate the slopes, the Jais Sledder transforms into more than a ride; it becomes a shared adventure, echoing with laughter and excitement. In its simplicity, this experience captures the essence of family-friendly thrills, creating lasting memories against the stunning landscape of Jebel Jais mountains.
Jais Sledder at Jais Adventure Park offers a concise yet thrilling family adventure, where the joy of speed meets the beauty of nature. It stands as a testament to the diverse and accessible attractions that define the unique charm of the park.
1484 by Puro, UAE’s highest restaurant
The adventure doesn’t end with the heart-pounding activities. Perched atop the highest peak in the UAE, 1484 by Puro beckons with a brand-new seasonal menu, tantalizing taste buds with sushi platters, salads, wagyu beef, Thai and Indian curries, pan-seared Chilean seabass, and Chicken Truffle, among other delectable offerings.
As a culinary gem amidst breathtaking landscapes, 1484 by Puro invites guests to savour an elevated dining experience that captures the essence of the surrounding natural beauty.
These heart-pounding attractions are not merely activities; they are invitations to conquer fears, elevate spirits, and create lasting memories.
‘JAP welcomes residents, tourists’
Philip Durrell, Senior Director of Adventure Activities, RAK Leisure told Dubai Newsweek: “We welcome both residents and tourists seeking a true adventure to Jais Adventure Park. It’s an escape from the ordinary, and an opportunity to make lasting memories.
“Set against a breathtaking natural landscape, our range of outdoor experiences caters to adventurers of all ages and skill levels. Among our key attractions, the Jais Flight stands out — a solo three-minute thrill ride atop the world’s longest zipline, soaring over the mesmerizing Arabian Gulf. For collective adventures, the Jais Sky Tour beckons, weaving through a complex route of six ziplines, nine platforms, and a 15m-long sky bridge — an ideal escapade for friends or colleagues seeking an exhilarating journey.
“Families with youngsters, as young as 3 years old, can revel in the excitement of the Jais Sledder, racing through the majestic Jebel Jais mountains on the region’s longest toboggan ride. Each activity promises an adrenaline-packed experience that leaves visitors in awe.
“After an action-filled day, visitors can indulge in culinary delights at 1484 by Puro, the highest restaurant in the UAE, or explore our array of Puro eateries, offering everything from quick bites to delectable meals. Jais Adventure Park is open year-round, offering refreshing mountain-top climates during the hotter months. Our peak season spans from October to April, but we ensure an unforgettable experience no matter the time of year.”
What visitors say?
Dubai Newsweek spoke to some of the adventurers at the JAP, who shared their experience and excitement.
Ivan, a Russian adventurer, who came along with family to experience the Jais Sky Tour said: “Soaring through the skies on the Jais Sky Tour was an absolute blast. The mix of going superfast and seeing amazing views with my loved ones made it a day to remember.
“It’s not just a ziplining thing; it’s like being on a cool journey that lets us enjoy nature’s beauty. Seeing the mountains from such a height was super cool. We all had a great time, laughing and enjoying each zipline together. The Jais Sky Tour isn’t just about going really high, it’s about making awesome memories that we’ll talk about for a long time.”
Aarav Patel, an Indian national who came from Dubai to visit the adventure park said: “Initially I was scared but when I experienced it, it was simply superb. Flying through the sky on Jais Sky Tour was incredible. The ziplines and the views were mind-blowing. Had a fantastic time with my friends, making memories that will last. Highly recommend for a thrilling adventure. The staff here is very professional and supportive. They made sure that we conquer the fear and enjoy our activities. I would love to come again with my friends.”
Aiza, a Pakistani national, said: “Sledding down the mountains with Jais Sledder was an absolute delight. The twists, turns, and the speedy ride were thrilling. Had an amazing time with my family. It’s a perfect family adventure, creating fun moments against the stunning backdrop of Jebel Jais. I recommend it for an exciting day out. After savouring the delicious food at 1484 by Puro, I can attest that dining atop Jebel Jais is a culinary delight. The stunning views coupled with a diverse menu made it the perfect finale to my thrilling day of adventure.”
10 things to keep in mind when visiting the JAP:
- 1. Book in Advance: Ensure a seamless experience by booking Jais Flight, Jais Sky Tour, and 1484 by Puro restaurant in advance, however, the Jais Sledder tickets are available for purchase on-site.
- 2. Weather Preparations: Be prepared for potentially cold weather, especially during the winter season. Bringing a jacket or layers is advisable.
- 3. Sporty Attire: Opt for comfortable sports outfits suitable for adventure activities. Ensure proper footwear for activities like ziplining and sledding.
- 4. Punctuality Matters: Arrive on time for your booked activities. Punctuality ensures a smooth check-in process and maximizes your time for adventure.
- 5. Weather Check: Prior to booking, check the weather forecast. Some activities may be weather-dependent, and knowing the conditions in advance can help plan your visit effectively.
- 6. Visit the Website: Explore Jais Adventure Park’s official website to familiarize yourself with rules, guidelines, and any specific instructions for each activity.
- 7. Height and Weight Restrictions: Be aware of the height and weight requirements for activities such as Jais Flight and Jais Sky Tour. Ensure that participants meet the eligibility criteria.
- 8. Combo Packages: Consider taking advantage of combo packages to experience multiple activities at a discounted rate. This can enhance your overall adventure and provide great value.
- 9. Photography and Personal Items: Check the park’s policy on photography and storing personal items. Some activities may have restrictions, so plan accordingly.
- 10. Dining Reservations: If you plan to dine at 1484 by Puro, make reservations in advance to secure your spot. This ensures a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience after your adventurous day.
During the peak season (October 2023 to March 2024), Jais Adventure Park offers a range of thrilling activities on specific days and times.
Jais Flight: Available Wednesday to Sunday, the adventure begins at 9:30 am and concludes at 4:00 pm.
Jais Sky Tour: This unique ziplining experience is open from Wednesday to Sunday, with operating hours from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Jais Sledder: For those seeking the excitement of the longest toboggan ride, it operates from Tuesday to Thursday (11 am to 5 pm) and Friday to Sunday (9 am to 5 pm).
Ticket prices and special packages:
Explore the thrilling experiences at Jais Adventure Park with affordable ticket prices for Sky Tour, Jais Flight and Jais Sledder.
Jais Sky Tour (October to March):
- Wednesday to Thursday: Dhs280
- Friday to Sunday: Dhs350
Jais Flight – The World’s Longest Zipline (October to March):
- Wednesday to Thursday: Dhs360
- Friday to Sunday: Dhs450
Jais Sledder – The Region’s Longest Toboggan Ride:
- Single Ride (Adult): Dhs50
- Single Ride (Adult+ Child): Dhs65
You can take advantage of the combo package. Available from Wednesday to Sunday, this package offers a 25% discount when booking both Jais Sky Tour and Jais Flight.
RAK Leisure team is working on new activities to enhance visitors experience to the Jais Adventure Park in line with sustainability goals to the area.
Whether you’re a UAE resident looking to break free from the hustle and bustle of city life or a tourist eager to experience thrilling adventures, Jais Adventure Park beckons as the ideal destination. Tailored for individuals, friends, and families alike, the park offers a diverse range of activities set against the stunning backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, ensuring an unforgettable escape into nature and excitement.
Jais Adventure Park undeniably stands as a must-visit destination in Ras Al Khaimah.