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Jordan recognised as having ‘world’s longest Slip and Slide’

By JT - Oct 18,2015 - Last updated at Oct 18,2015

A 611-metre Slip and Slide in the Dead Sea area recognised on Friday by Guinness World Records as the longest in the world (Photo courtesy of Monaco Business Development)

AMMAN — Jordan unveiled the world’s longest Slip and Slide, a type of water slide frequented in amusement parks, at the Dead Sea area on Friday.

Guinness World Records representatives confirmed that the 611-metre slide was the longest in the world, according to a statement from developers Monaco Business Development and Ziyad Mazzawi Corporation. 

It surpassed a 602-metre slide at Action Park in the US state of New Jersey.

Speaking at a ceremony to announce the achievement, Tourism Minister Nayef Al Fayez said Jordan offers a variety of activities for visitors, thanking the organisers behind the world’s largest Slip and Slide for their efforts to promote the Kingdom as a tourist destination, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Mona Naffa, president of Monaco Business Development and director of the Slide Jordan project, said in a statement from the organisers that the slide “truly highlights Jordan as a family fun destination”.

“We want the world to know that life in Jordan is filled with joy and innovation,” she added.

The slide was manufactured in Jordan and backed by sponsors such as Orange Jordan and the Jordanian sports brand TOL Clothing. 

Monaco Business Development and Ziyad Mazzawi Corporation have previously been recognised for creating the largest floating human image in the world on October 30, 2014, also at the Dead Sea. 

Jordan is seeking to boost tourism after the number of visitors fell by 15.4 per cent in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. 

 

The government’s initiatives have included an increased budget for the Jordan Tourism Board, a single entry pass covering numerous tourist sites, and marketing campaigns targeting several European countries.

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