Construction on the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project is expected to be completed by mid-November next year, officials said.
The project was one of the main attractions unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, two months ago as part of the emirate’s plans to develop Hatta as a tourist destination.
The slope of an upper dam will be used to create the waterfall. The water will be collected at the end of the stream, recycled and pumped into the dam.
The area will include leisure areas and restaurants.
The project will be awarded to a contractor by November and completion is expected within a year, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority said.
Another attraction will be the Dubai Mountain Peak, which will have a 5.4 kilometer cable car to transport tourists to the summit of Um Al Nesoor, Dubai’s highest natural peak, at 1,300 meters above sea level.
Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director of Dewa, recently visited the site.
“By taking advantage of cutting-edge technology and taking into account the unique geology of the Hatta region, we are implementing the Dubai Mountain Peak and Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls projects in accordance with the highest international environmental standards,” he said. -he declares.
“Our goal is to preserve the Hatta mountain reserve and to harmonize the two projects with their environment in the Hatta region. The projects will provide a unique experience for tourists to the UAE and showcase the beauty of the country’s mountainous regions. “
The projects are expected to create 500 jobs, including 200 in the technical, administrative and operational sectors. Three hundred jobs will be created in the reception center, outdoor activities and tourist facilities of the project.
More than 100 million Dh of annual income will be generated for the inhabitants of the region thanks to the vacation homes that will be built in the region.
“The project is expected to be a major tourist attraction in the United Arab Emirates,” Mr. Al Tayer said.
“The cable car route passes over Hatta Dam Lake and Upper Dam Lake, which are part of the Hatta Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant currently under construction, as well as over the mountains.”
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Update: September 25, 2021, 9:37 a.m.