KHALEEJ TIMES, Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 | Shawwal 27, 1439
Meraas launches series of tourism projects in Hatta
The UAE's buoyant tourism sector
received a boost on Tuesday when Meraas announced a series of major projects in
Hatta, aimed at advancing the social and economic development, aligned with the
10-year Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan announced in 2016.
Positioning Hatta as a destination of eco-tourism in the region, the first phase
is scheduled to open in the fouth quarter.
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.
"Supporting and enhancing the integration of leisure, hospitality, tourism and
transportation is key to transforming this highly popular destination into a
world-class area that offers families a diverse leisure experience."
"We have worked to establish effective partnerships between Meraas and the
people of Hatta in order to ensure projects meet the aspirations of present and
future generations and that the area is equipped to receive more visitors to
historical, social and cultural heritage sites, as well as indulge in a
distinctive shopping experience of handicrafts and agriculture products and
enjoy authentic Emirati cuisine in Hatta."
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 that provide
the picturesque town with a stunning backdrop and serve as the gateway to
exploring the area.