His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a number of designs for new tourism projects as part of the comprehensive development plan for Hatta region. The list of projects includes the Dubai Mountain Peak, Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls, as well as 200 holiday homes to be established by Hatta residents.
These projects will play a pivotal role in promoting domestic tourism and the environmental sustainability of the region by highlighting the importance of preserving the environment, benefiting from renewable energy sources and enhancing the quality of life for community members.
Implemented by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) along other tourism projects, the Dubai Mountain Peak and Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls projects are aimed at supporting endeavours on the development of Hatta region. Particularly for the Dubai Mountain Peak project, it will include the establishment of a 5.4km-long chairlifts to transport tourists from the Hatta Dam area to the summit Jebel Umm Al Nisour at an altitude up to 1,300m above sea level.
The project will constitute an important addition to the UAE’s portfolio of tourist attractions, noting that the chairlifts route will pass over the Hatta Dam Lake and the upper dam lake of the hydroelectric power station project implemented by DEWA in Hatta, passing through the mountain range until it reaches the Jebel Umm Al Nisour peak.
The Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project will take advantage of Hatta dam slope as a natural waterfall, creating a water stream below the dam so that this water can be collected, recycled at the end of the stream and then pumped towards the upper parts of the slope. The project will also include introducing aqua life into the water stream with new fish species that will attract families and children in particular.