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You Can Zip Line Through Skyscrapers in Dubai

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Dubai is known for its luxe, over-the-top experiences, but here’s something a little, um, different: zip lining through the sky-high buildings in Dubai’s marina neighborhood.

This isn’t a new activity; people have been buying tickets to XDubai’s XLine since it opened in December 2017. And it’s not the first attraction to feature zip-lining around the city. According to Travel + Leisure, there’s another zip line near Burj Khalifa—the tallest building in the world—from the same company but it’s about half as fast as the XLine.

Reaching speeds of 50 mph for distances up to 3,280 feet, you’ll coast more than 550 feet above the ground on this trip. It also features a parallel zip line, so you can sail through the air next to a friend or loved one. Talk about moral support.

Unlike most zip lines that will have you in a sitting position as you ride, XLine sets up its flyers lying down, giving them a front-row view of the ground (far) below.

The attraction is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After booking tickets online, head to the XLine booth in the Dubai Marina Mall for a quick check-in, where you’ll be fitted with safety equipment and your harness. Just a heads up: They will weigh you, but this is only to make sure they have you matched with the correct harness. Each rider will also be set up with an on-body camera that will record your journey from the mall to the Amwaj Towers.

Solo zip line rides cost $180 and if you want to run with a friend, tickets will cost $330. For more information on the experience, head to the XDubai website.

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