Cable car project unveiled to boost Hatta tourism ambitions

SourceArabian Business

Plans were unveiled on Tuesday to build a cable car project in Hatta as part of plans to develop tourism in the mountain region of Dubai. The Dubai Summit project includes the construction of a 5.4km cable car to transport tourists from the Hatta Dam area to the Umm Al-Nsour Summit, the highest natural summit in Dubai at an altitude of 1300 metres above sea level. DEWA chief checks progress on project which is the first of its kind in the GCC region Launched by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, he said the project will constitute an important tourist attraction in the United Arab Emirates. The cable car route has been chosen so that it passes over the Hatta Dam Lake and the Upper Dam Lake where a hydroelectric station is being built, passing through the mountain range until it reaches the summit of Umm Al Nsour. The Sustainable Hatta Falls project was also launched. It includes exploiting the slope of the upper dam, using it as a natural waterfall, creating a stream under the dam, developing the area and transforming it into recreational spaces, cafes and restaurants. Sheikh Mohammed said in a tweet: "The real value of the projects more...