Sheikh Mohammed approves six new development projects for Hatta

02 Sep 2022
Sheikh Mohammed approves six new development projects for Hatta

A fresh blueprint encompassing six developmental initiatives in Hatta has garnered official nods.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, greenlit the novel projects within the Hatta development scheme.

These ventures comprise the installation of 5.4km-long chairlifts, an eco-friendly Hatta waterfalls endeavor, a hospitality establishment, and the crafting of hiking pathways leading to Dubai’s loftiest summit, Jebel Umm Al Nisour, towering at 1,300 meters.

Furthermore, Hatta inhabitants will be granted permission to erect 200 vacation residences to bolster domestic tourism in the area.

“In 2016, we embarked on our developmental journey in Hatta. Tourist footfall surged from 60,000 to a million by 2020, and the upcoming projects facilitated by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will generate employment opportunities for 500 youths from Hatta. The new holiday abodes are poised to yield an annual revenue exceeding Dh100 million for the local populace,” stated Sheikh Mohammed.

“Hatta stands as a beacon among small cities in the region. It has swiftly transformed into a pivotal tourist magnet within the emirate, owing to its distinctive way of life. The developmental and tourism endeavors in Hatta are poised to significantly elevate domestic tourism and furnish a unique blend of cultural and touristic experiences for visitors and residents alike,” Sheikh Mohammed further elucidated.

The ‘Dubai Mountain Peak’ and ‘Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls’ initiatives, spearheaded by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, were initially unveiled in January of this year.

Jebel Umm Al Nisour, soaring 1,300 meters above sea level, stands as Dubai’s loftiest natural pinnacle. The cable car trajectory traverses over the Hatta Dam Lake and the Upper Dam Lake, serving the hydroelectric power station.

The embarkation point is slated to be erected on an elevated platform above the Hatta Dam.

Meanwhile, the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls venture will harness the incline of the upper dam to forge a natural cascade. The water utilized in the waterfall will be harvested at the culmination of the stream, recycled, and pumped back to the apex of the dam.