Dubai announces 6 projects for tourism development
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and leader of Dubai, has approved six new tourism development projects for the mountain town of Hatta.
Projects include the construction of a cable car, a viewing platform at 1.300 meters above sea level, a world-class hotel, a waterfall and hiking trails to the top of Jebel Umm Al Nisour, the highest point in Hatta.
The new projects will increase the local budget by almost 24 million euros annually.
Hatta residents will build 200 holiday homes, which will significantly stimulate the development of domestic tourism. As Sheikh Mohammed noted, the Hatta tourism development program began in 2016. During this time, the number of tourists has increased from 60 to one million per year.
It is planned that these holiday homes will bring the inhabitants of the region an income of 100 million dirhams (almost 24 million euros) annually. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority projects will provide jobs for 500 young people.
The Dubai leader mentioned that Hatta will become a model for the development of small towns in the region. In a short time, the mountain village has become one of the main tourist attractions of the emirate, and the new projects will have an impact on the development of the tourism industry on a national scale.