RAK Leisure and Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry are delighted to unveil the opening of the region’s longest toboggan ride, Jais Sledder, atop the UAE’s tallest peak. Already renowned as the epicentre of adventure in the region, the launch of Jais Sledder at Jais Adventure Park provides an exhilarating new attraction for thrill-seekers and families to enjoy.
Sitting comfortably on a low-slung track, Jais Sledder reaches speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour as you descend the Hajar mountains, swerving through glorious panoramas with views of the spectacular mountain terrains. The speed seems amplified ten-fold as you sit close to the ground. The fully controllable ride takes around eight minutes to cover 1,885 exhilarating metres of hairpin curves and undulating whirls.
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said “It has been an incredibly busy time as the Emirate continues to develop and build on its reputation not only the adventure capital of the Middle East but also as a family focused destination. Jais Sledder forms part of the half a billion-dirham investment announced in 2021, in partnership with RAK Leisure and RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is the first of 20 planned projects throughout the Emirate. We are thrilled to be opening this new one-of-a-kind attraction to offer visitors even more options to discover and explore our Emirate.”
“We are delighted to bring yet another unique attraction to Jebel Jais’ collection of iconic experiences, giving visitors even more options to experience the UAE’s highest peak. As we continue to enhance the mountain, while still sustaining and maintaining the environment, we hope to further cement our position as the adventure hub of the region and provide a variety of exceptional attractions and experiences for everyone to enjoy” added Alison Grinnell, CEO of RAK Hospitality Holding.
The sleds are designed to seat two people comfortably, one in front and the other in the back so guests can choose to share the experience with a friend, family member or go superhero-solo. Single and Multiple Ride Tickets are available to purchase at the ticket office at the base of the ride or at the Jais Adventure Centre.
Jais Sledder is open from 9:00AM – 5:30PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Riders must be minimum of 3 years old. Children up to the age of 8 years (or under 1.35m tall) must ride in two-seater sleds together with an older person. Children older than 8 years must be at least 1.35m tall to ride alone. Those who are over 1.35m tall can ride solo or together, with a maximum weight per sled of 150kgs.
The Jais Sledder is built to the highest safety and technical standards and adheres to the ISO 19202 criteria, and the latest design technology specific to planning track, design and calculation, manufacturing, build, and testing requirements for summer sledding activities.
Visitors can head to the mountains and enjoy a variety of activities, including the Jais Flight, the world’s longest zipline, Jais Sky Tour and the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp. The highest restaurant in the UAE, 1484 by Puro, with its recently expanded terrace and the new rooftop lounge, The View by 1484, also serves up an indulgent menu to keep visitors fueled all day long.