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UAE Hike and Fly Championship
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The world’s top paraglider pilots will take to the UAE skies in November, jumping from skyscrapers, flying through the Hajar Mountains and skimming the sand dunes as they take part in the second UAE Hike and Fly Championship.
Combining daredevil paragliding with strenuous hiking, the top 25 Hike and Fly athletes will be tested to their limits, from their physical capabilities to their technical skills.
All of those competing have already taken part in the 1,200km RedBull X-Alps challenge, an endurance race where competitors hike and fly across the Alps in 10 days without a stop.
The UAE Hike and Fly encompasses hiking and paragliding challenges in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai, Sharjah, and Al Ain, putting athletes through their paces across diverse terrains, from mountains to desert to skylines. The Ras Al Khaimah leg takes part on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, for a strenuous feat like no other, promising pilots stunning views of the Hajar Mountains and spectators a thrilling spectacle.