UAE Sporting Hero Faisal Al Ketbi Reaches New Heights on the World’s Longest Zipline in Ras Al Khaimah
The accoladed Emirati Jiu-Jitsu athlete flew high over the mountains at Jebel Jais Flight on Saturday 31st March
Abu Dhabi, 1 April 2018: Faisal Al Ketbi, the thrill-seeking Emirati Jiu-Jitsu champion took flight in style at the Jebel Jais Zipline yesterday. The world’s longest zipline measuring an impressive 2.8km in length, equivalent to over 28 soccer fields, spans the chasm of Jebal Jais, the UAE’s largest mountain peak at over 1,680 metres above sea level. Enjoying some downtime ahead of his appearance at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship next month, Faisal was full of excitement and adrenaline as he took the heart-pumping flight. This year, in its 10th anniversary, the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is celebrating champions in Jiu-Jitsu and in life as well – the champion found within all of us.
Faisal’s visit to this new UAE hotspot demonstrates his support for the UAE’s commitment to driving health and fitness-based activities. As the worldwide capital of Jiu-Jitsu, Abu Dhabi is positioned as a global hub for the sport and is fast becoming an international hub for sports and fitness activities. Having Jiu-Jitsu as the UAE’s national sport further encourages the country to live the “healthy body, healthy mind” philosophy, and help to make the UAE a more health-conscious society.
The launch of the world’s longest zipline is another milestone in Ras Al Khaimah’s campaign to transform the emirate into the region’s adventure and activity tourism hub. With the emirate benefitting from diverse landscape – including the Hajar Mountains and Jebel Jais – it has already built a following amongst walkers, hikers and cyclists, especially with the opening of the highly successful Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path), hiking, climbing and ziplining product in 2016.
The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is sponsored by the UAE Ministry of Interior as a Government Partner; official media partner Abu Dhabi Sports Channels; strategic partner Palm Sports; Lifestyle Developer Emaar; Exclusive Automobile Partner Premier Motors of Al Tayers Motors - Land Rover as the; Diamond Partner Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank; Content Partner Sky News Arabia; Energy Partner ADNOC; Gold partners, Department of Tourism & Culture, Al Massaood, Emirates Global Aluminium; Dolphin Energy, Cavallo (Louzan fashion) and Aafaq; Supporting Partners Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK); along with Silver Partners Tawazun Economic Council, Senaat General Holding Corporation, Al Khajja Holding Group and United Al Saqr group.
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