Hatta has become a model for small cities in the region and one of the most important tourist attractions in a short span of time. From 2016, when the first development started in Hatta, tourists have doubled from 60,000 to
one million in 2020.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, approved six new tourism projects in Hatta as part of the Hatta development plan a few weeks ago. The projects announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum include:
- The establishment of 504 km-long chairlifts
- Dubai mountain peak at an altitude of 1,300 metres
- Hatta sustainable waterfalls
- A world-class hotel
- Hiking trails to the highest peak in Dubai (Jebel Umm Al Nisour, at 1,300 metres)
- Hatta residents to be allowed to build 200 holiday homes to support domestic tourism in the district
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stated, “Hatta is a model for small cities in the region. The new projects by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will provide 500 jobs for young people of Hatta.
The new holiday homes will provide an annual income of more than Dh100 million for the people of the region. A decent life for our citizens will remain our goal in all our projects. The development and tourism projects in Hatta will have a significant impact on promoting national tourism and providing a distinctive tourism and cultural experience for visitors and the community.” The ‘Dubai Mountain Peak’ and ‘Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls’ project, which will be implemented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, aim to support development plans in Hatta and enhance its position as one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the emirate of Dubai and in UAE.