During the past weekend, Ras Al Khaimah got full with love and affection when a 30-year-old Adrian Marcus Mackay proposed his lady love after completing the globe’s longest zip line.
The groom-to-be Adrian, who belongs to India, rode the 2.83km zipline before kneeling down to propose Susan Kuruvilla, also from Bangalore, India, reached the land on the 80m-high podium on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain.
After reaching land on the suspended platform, the bride-to-be found her lover down on one knee and a huge 'Will you marry me?' a poster behind him.
An elated and excited Susan said ‘YES’ and begun crying.
In an interview given to media people, Adrian said, "I wanted to do something special to make our engagement unique and when I heard about the world’s longest zipline, I knew it would be the perfect way to propose.”
"From the beautiful drive to Ras Al Khaimah to the stunning views in the Jais Mountains and the exhilaration of the zip line itself, it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m so happy I got to ask the girl of my dreams to marry me and do the world’s longest zip line.”
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority along with Toro Verde UAE helped Adrian Marcus Mackay in attaining his special goal to propose his girlfriend on the world's longest zip line.
In the month of March, Ras Al Khaimah registered a new record with a hotel occupancy rate of 87.5%.
Tourism income is on the rise in the Emirates at 10% on an annual basis, and over 10,000 people have experienced the zip line since it started working during the month of February.
The special attraction is getting too popular that work will be commenced this month to construct two additional lines to double up its capacitance.
The camp that will provide adventure activities for kids, will get started by 2020 end.
It is part of a long-standing proposal to augment yearly tourist figures to three million by the year 2025 that will put it on par with the number of individuals who pay a visit to Oman each year.