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XLine in Dubai Marina

April 23, 2018
Written by Sepehr Heidari
Dubai Marina is perhaps Dubai’s most famous and sought-after community. With extensive waterfront developments, the beautiful Marina boardwalk, and endless lifestyle amenities, Dubai Marina has become the haven for Dubai residents who crave a luxurious lifestyle. Aside from the stunning man-made bay that stretches across the district all the way to the Gulf, Dubai Marina has a few leisure attractions that are truly unique in Dubai. One of those attractions is the XLine.

XLine is the world’s longest urban zipline, and is also one of the steepest and fastest zip lines in the whole world, measuring one kilometer in length with an incline of 16 degrees and an average speed of 80 kilometers per hour. The facility has two running ziplines, which means that you can enjoy the experience alongside your friends and loved ones. To enhance the experience, a helmet-mounted camera captures the whole ride, with the option to own a personalized picture or video.

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It should be noted that the XLine is available for a limited time only. The usual opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm. However, these change according to the season, the weather, and on public holidays. Because of this, potential thrillseekers need to plan ahead to make sure they don’t miss out.

What makes the XLine even more special is the breathtaking views that open out around you as you travel down the line. You can spot Dubai’s iconic Cayan Tower and Princess Towers, as well as other famous landmarks in the area, with the ocean in the far horizon. From a height of 170 meters above the ground, you enjoy a fantastic, panoramic view of the beautiful Dubai Marina. The XLine provides a unique vantage point of this vibrant district, which will be humming with life below your feet as you feel the ocean breeze.

The duration of the zipline journey is approximately 33 seconds, starting from the Amwaj Towers ending at the Dubai Marina Mall terrace. These will be among the most exciting 30 seconds spent anywhere in Dubai, and the quickest exploration of the Marina district. Additionally, the XLine is equipped with ‘superman harnesses’, meaning you will be belly down as you soar through Dubai Marina, providing you the perfect outlet to live out that childhood superhero fantasy. 

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As for safety precautions, the XLine is not for those with cardiac problems or other pre-existing conditions. It is designed for ages 12 to 65, subject to health. The experience will cost you around AED 650 for a solo ride, and AED 1200 if you opt for a tandem experience. The XLine Dubai is one of the hottest attractions in Dubai right now, and it is a great example of Dubai’s innovative leisure attractions. Due to the immense popularity of the ride, it is highly recommended that you book ahead. It is possible to show up and purchase a ticket on short notice, but availability is not guaranteed without a booking.

The XLine is an experience that perfectly captures the heart of Dubai Marina. As one of Dubai’s most popular districts, and one known for attracting the city’s youth and the young at heart, Dubai Marina is home to several attractions that get the adrenaline flowing. You can opt for a ride on a seaplane or jump out of a plane instead at Skydive Dubai.


The Marina is also a popular shopping and leisure district, with well-known landmarks such as the Dubai Marina Mall, Pier 7 and Marina Plaza located in close proximity. In fact, as the zipline ride ends on the mall terrace, you can follow up the experience with a shopping spree or a quiet afternoon at one of the mall’s many waterfront cafes. The Marina boardwalk is ideal for stretching your legs or going for a jog (if you still need one after the zipline, that is), and the fantastic beach at JBR is only a short walk or drive away.

If you want to experience one of the best entertainment options available in Dubai, heading down for a ride down the XLine is perhaps one of the best ways to experience it. You can make a booking through their website or by visiting their booth on the Marina Promenade.
 

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