Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak, is where you’ll find the exhilarating Jais Sledder mountain coaster.
A gravity-powered mountain coaster that opened in 2022, this is the first and only mountain coaster in the UAE and it is a wonderful activity for thrill-seekers and families.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this ride, then you have come to the right place!
This guide features everything you need to know about riding the Jais Sledder, including insider tips and advice, so keep reading to find out more.
- How Long is the Jais Sledder?
- How Fast is the Jais Sledder?
- What is a Mountain Coaster?
- Rider Requirements
- Operating Hours
- Contact Information
How Long is the Jais Sledder Mountain Coaster?
Reaching a speed of up to 40km/h (25 mp/h), the Jais Sledder is 1,840 meters (6,037 feet) long and offers riders an exhilarating ride with multiple twists and turns as it flies down the Hajar mountain range.
The ride starts with a cable-pulled ascent to the top. From there the cart takes a turn to the left and the downhill section begins!
The total downhill ride time is 2-3 minutes long, depending on your speed and the speed of the carts in front of you.
Mountain coasters are fitted with a manual brake so the speed of the ride is something that you’re in control of.
You can expect each ride to last about 8 minutes from start to finish. This includes both the up and down sections as well as the time it takes to get into and out of the cart.
How Fast is the Jais Sledder Mountain Coaster?
The Jais Sledder can reach a maximum speed of 40 km/h (25 mp/h).
As a safety feature, mountain coasters are fitted with an automatic braking system that prevents the carts from going over the maximum speed.
In addition, this mountain coaster is fitted with a manual brake that lets riders control the speed of their descent.
If 40 km/h (25 mp/h) is too fast for you, you can slow the ride down to a speed that feels more comfortable.
What is a Mountain Coaster?
If you’re unfamiliar with mountain coasters (also known as alpine coasters), check out the post we wrote.
Mountain or alpine coasters are essentially gravity-powered roller coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.
Mountain coasters are a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. However, given the nature of this ride, there are some age and height restrictions that apply.
In addition, mountain coasters are equipped with a manual brake, enabling riders to adjust their descent speed. This unique feature allows riders to have greater control of their experience.
If things get a bit too fast for your liking you can apply the brake, if you’re more of the daredevil type then you can leave the brake untouched for maximum speed.
And finally, no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.
Jais Sledder Video
One of the great things about alpine coasters is that a lot of people have filmed their experiences.
These videos give you an opportunity to “experience” the ride before you go on it.
The video below gives you a first-person view of what you can expect on the Jais Sledder mountain coaster.
One thing to be aware of though is that point-of-view videos can be a bit misleading.
The wide-angled lens makes the drops shallower and the ride seems way slower than it is in real life.
They provide a good idea of what the ride looks like but only real-world experience tells you how they feel. So get out there and try it for yourself.
These rides really are the perfect combination of an adrenaline rush and nature.
If you happen to be in the area then this is an activity to add to your “to-do list”.
How Much Does the Jais Sledder Cost?
You can purchase tickets to ride the Jais Sledder in bundles of one or three.
Tickets are only sold over the counter at the bottom station.
At the time of writing, the cost to ride the mountain coaster was as follows:
|Rider||Weekday Price (AED)||Weekend Price (AED)|
|Adult (single ride)||45||49|
|Adult (three rides)||100||100|
|Adult + Child (single ride)||60||60|
|Adult + Child (three rides)||125||125|
It’s worth noting that three ride bundles must be used on the same day.
Jais Sledder Rider Requirements
As with any ride of this nature, there are a number of restrictions that you need to be aware of before riding. These restrictions are in place to ensure riders’ safety.
- Riders must be a minimum of 3 years old and must be at least 135 cm tall.
- Riders less than 135cm tall must ride as a passenger and must be accompanied by an adult (driver) who is at least 135cm tall.
- Riders 135cm and taller may ride as an individual or together with another rider, subject to the weight limit. Each rider must purchase their own ticket.
- The combined weight of the riders (maximum of two) per cart cannot exceed 150 kgs.
- Riders are not permitted to bring a mobile phone or camera on the ride. However, you can hire a GoPro which fits neatly onto your head and records the entire experience.
- All participants are required to sign a waiver. A parent or legal guardian will need to sign a waiver for participants under 18 years old.
A complete list of the terms and conditions to ride the mountain coaster are available on the website.
Where is the Jais Sledder located?
The Jais Sledder is located at the Jais Adventure Park.
A region that attracts adventure seekers from all over, the mountain coaster is one of the many activities on offer.
Jais Sledder Operating Hours
At the time of writing, the Jais Sledder opening times are as follows:
|Day of the Week||Opening Time|
|Wednesday – Friday||1:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Saturday – Sunday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
The last ride ends at 6:00 pm. The ticket counter closes between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm depending on the queue.
Tickets are available from the ticket counter at the bottom station.
Please note that the weather conditions in Ras Al Khaimah are usually consistent, but on rare occasions, there might be sand or rainstorms.
If this happens the operator reserves the right to cancel the rides or make operation changes to ensure the safety of the riders.
The most up-to-date operating hours can be found on the official website.
Should you need any further information about the ride you can find the relevant contact information below.
Website: The official website can be found here.
Phone: +971 4 815 7333