According to various sources, the Dubai municipality informed the public that they began the implementation of the first phase of a project designed to make the mountainous region of Hatta a major tourist center.
This project started last year when the ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced a 1.3 billion dirham investment to turn the mountain into a world-class tourist destination.
According to Omar Said Al Mutaiwei, the head of the Hatta Center, the development of the infrastructure is aimed to boost tourism and economy during the implementation of the first phase of the project's development. In addition, the goal is to increase the competitiveness of the district due to the social and natural resources available at the mountain.
Furthermore, he specified that the project is envisioned to have work implemented at the Al Sheraa site as well. Thirty public recreation zones and a two-kilometer long path will also be built.
Al Mutaiwei also specified that the execution of the above-mentioned project is not being carried out in one stage. The first stage involves the erection of a fence, installation of lighting, and laying tracks for pedestrians, which will be laid based on the routes to various regional sights.
As mentioned above, the Dubai municipality will construct thirty recreation areas, where there will be campsites for guests. In addition, roads are planned to be built that will link to nearby farms so that tourists can really see the life of Hatta.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum mentioned that it's crucial to use natural resources in order to broaden the economy whilst preserving the environment. He also mentioned that the youth play a big part in future development, saying that he supports them fully to unleash their positive energy, and that he plans on assisting them to identify job opportunities through unconventional paths, mainly in entrepreneurship.