A series of major projects aimed at boosting the tourism sector have been announced by Meraas in Hatta. The first phase is scheduled to open in Q4 2018.
The first addition to Hatta’s tourism landscape will be a giant ‘Hatta’ sign located at an elevation of around 450 metres in the Hajar Mountains along with an adventure centre and an interactive tourism information hub.
The first phase of the development also includes a mountain lodge with 20 rooms. Visitors to Hatta will also have the chance to camp at a first-of-its-kind trailer hotel on the banks of the Hatta dam.
The developments are located away from residential areas to preserve the privacy and lifestyle of the people of Hatta. The second phase of the project comprises a variety of additional hospitality and retail facilities that are set to create further touchpoints between local and international tourists and the rich Emirati culture.
Existing and future projects incorporate state-of-the-art sustainable materials with unconventional designs boasting a distinctive character and charm.
His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman at Meraas, said: “Hatta is known for its beautiful scenery – mountains, lakes, wadis, farms, dams and fresh air and the development of eco-tourism demonstrates our commitment at Meraas to implementing the vision of our wise leadership by creating economic opportunities for young people, local businesses and entrepreneurs in Hatta.”