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Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers

Thrill-seekers have a new way to experience Dubai - on one of the world's longest zip lines. The kilometre-long stretch starts on top of a skyscraper 170 metres (558ft) above the ground.
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Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers - on the world's longest urban zip line.

The 170-metre-high (558ft) XLine opens this week in Dubai's Marina neighbourhood.

For an entire kilometre (3,280ft), those brave enough can whizz past some of the Marina's tallest skyscrapers at a speed of 80 kilometers an hour (50mph).

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The 170-metre-high (558ft) XLine opens this week in Dubai's Marina neighbourhood

Would you be brave enough? Two people ride the zip line, on which they'll reaches speeds of up to 50mph

A similar zip line opened two years ago near the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai. 

The new zip line, however, is double the length of the old one. 

It offers couples the chance to experience the thrill together with two zip lines running adjacent to one another. 

Would you be this brave? Get a bird's eye view of Dubai's skyscraper city around the luxurious Marina development

The zip line starts at the top of one of the Marina's towers and lands near the Dubai Marina Mall. 

Adrenaline seekers glide over the marina's luxurious boat collection and huge array of skyscrapers. 

Tickets cost around £137 a person (650 Dirhams).

Fast forward: The zip line starts at 3,280ft up and adrenaline seekers finish on the ground by the Dubai Marina Mall

It's not the only extreme adventure that can be found in Dubai Marina. 

Skydive Dubai offers holidaymakers the chance to skydive, and freefall at 120 mph, over the nearby Palm Jumeirah.

You can also experience a flight in a gyrocopter and take in Dubai's impressive structures from the air.

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