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HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Announces Six New Tourism Projects Coming to the UAE

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Photo: WAM

A host of exciting new tourism attractions have been unveiled for Hatta, UAE. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai recently took to Twitter to share more details of the six projects as part of the plan to make Hatta a popular tourism destination.

This includes a 5.4km cable car, a sustainable waterfall, a luxury hotel, as well as new hiking trails up to Jabal Umm Al Nusour, which is Dubai’s highest peak at 1,300m. What’s more, 200 holiday homes will also be built to support domestic tourism. Announcing the projects, Sheikh Mohammed said, “In 2016, we started our development project in Hatta. Tourists doubled from 60,000 to one million in 2020, and the new projects by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will provide 500 jobs for young people of Hatta. The new holiday homes will provide an annual income of more than Dh100 million for the people of the region. A decent life for our citizens will remain our goal in all our projects.”

He added: “Hatta is a model for small cities in the region. It has turned within a short period of time into one of the most important tourist destinations in the emirate, thanks to its different lifestyle. The development and tourism projects in Hatta will have a significant impact on promoting national tourism and providing a distinctive tourism and cultural experience for visitors and the community.”

Plans for the six projects were first hinted at in 2020 when Sheikh Mohammed launched the World’s Coolest Winter campaign. The 45-day initiative was aimed at getting more people to exploring the country, at a time of lockdowns around the world and restrictions on international travel due to Covid-19.

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