‘Highest Urban Zipline,’ BASE Jump Is Plain Crazy

How would you feel about jumping off the second highest building in the world? Or, how about taking the zipline?

SkydiveDubai and XDubai have partnered with DreamJump to open the Princess Tower in the heart of Dubai for a few days, in which 558 people BASE jumped from the tower.

Interestingly, a zipline was also constructed from the tower to the Dubai Marina, so BASE jumpers could start their descent along what looks to be the wildest zipline on the planet before releasing to complete a BASE jump.

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Wild. Would you have the courage?

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.