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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a Minute for December 4, 2017

Making today's headlines: Sheikh Zayed Festival, Expo 2020 and Dubai Marina zipline

XDubai has opened the world's longest urban zipline at Dubai Marina
XDubai has opened the world's longest urban zipline at Dubai Marina

The Sheikh Zayed Festival is one of the country's biggest cultural gatherings and has just opened in Al Wathba outside Abu Dhabi.

> UAE leaders at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival - in pictures

There is still nearly three years before the start of Expo 2020 but one of the biggest contracts has just been awarded.

> Expo 2020 Dubai awards contract for dome of Al Wasl Plaza

If dropping from 170 metres at 80 kph while suspended from a thin wire is your sort of thing, then head to the Dubai Marina to try out the world's longest zipline.

> World's longest urban zipline open for business in Dubai