Oman builds world’s longest zipline to attract tourists

The Omani government is set to open a brand new recreational center in the country’s Musandam Governorate called the Oman Adventure Center on Wednesday.

The new facility is part of government efforts to boost tourism in Oman.

Tourists and visitors will enjoy a wide range of fun facilities, especially the flagship facility: the world’s longest overwater zipline.

Spanning over 1,800 meters, the dual zipline was recently launched by the Oman Tourism Development Company.

The zipline is the primary recreational facility at the Oman Adventure Center. According to local sources, the aim of the zipline project is to boost the local and national tourism market and also serve as a prototype for the future development of better tourism products and modern tourism experiences.

In a statement, the Director General of Tourism Development at the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Said Bin Hareb Al Obaidani, affirmed that the ministry is working to increase development and tourism investment in important attraction areas in the Sultanate of Oman, especially in the Governorate of Musandam.

Al Obaidani also hinted at plans to develop hiking and mountain biking trails in the Governorate of Musandam, including the installation of informational and guidance signs that meet global safety and security standards.

According to the statement, over 2,000 test runs were carried out on the zipline project before its launching to ensure that the project is finished with the “highest standards and specifications.”

The Oman Adventure Center, including the zipline, will be open to visitors from 9 AM to 4 PM on weekdays, weekends, and all official holidays.

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Umar Ali
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