HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), visited the construction sites of Dubai Mountain Peak and Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls.
DEWA is implementing the two projects in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who approved six new projects in Hatta.
“Our aim is to preserve the Hatta Mountain Reserve, and to harmonize both projects with their surroundings in the Hatta region.” said Al Tayer.
The projects will contribute to an overall development in the Hatta region, especially the Dubai Mountain Peak, which includes the construction of a 5.4-kilometre cable car to transport tourists to the summit of Um Al Nesoor.
At 1,300 metres above sea level, it is the highest natural summit in Dubai. The cable car route passes over the Hatta Dam lake and the upper dam lake, as well as over the mountains. The route ends at the summit of the Um Al Nesoor mountain.
The project features three main stops. The departure station will be built on an upper platform above the Hatta Dam. Tourists can reach it using an advanced transportation system to and from the car park. The intermediate stop will have a viewing platform and facilities to serve tourists, as well as a luxury hotel that will be built according to the highest specifications and standards. The top station will include a panoramic viewing platform and facilities for tourists as well as suites from the main hotel. The project also includes hiking tracks and recreational facilities in addition to other world-class tourism services.
The Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project started in May 2021. It will use the slope of the upper dam to create a natural waterfall. A waterway will be built along the parking area below the dam. The water used in the waterfall will be collected at the end of the stream, recycled, and pumped back to the top of the dam.
Fish bred in the stream will provide an additional attraction for tourists and families.
Al Tayer explained that the projects will provide about 200 jobs in the technical, administrative and operational fields, and over 300 jobs in the visitor center, outdoor activities and tourism facilities associated with the project.
The holiday homes will generate an annual income of over AED100 million for the people of the region.