Offbeat Video

By Curtis Michell

This video was captured as a woman gilded through the Emirati hills on the world’s longest zipline.


She rushed down the 1.7 mile line through the peaks of Jebel Jais in UAE.

Sophie Williams, 27, describes how she tackled the lengthy line despite the nerves she felt beforehand.

Sophie, from London, said: “I recently came back from zip lining in Australia at Otway Fly and really enjoyed it but it doesn’t compare anywhere to this one!

“Part of me thought about not doing it but I had told people I was going to do it so I knew I should try.


“I was terrified when I went up there but once I’d actually started the experience – it was amazing.

“The journey itself lasted around two to three minutes and then there was a separate zip wire that went down to the ground.

“I thought it was awesome! I’d like to do it again at some point and I’d definitely feel less nervous about it.”