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New stunning waterfalls, cable car in Hatta

Entertainment Dubai 22 Nov 23
New stunning waterfalls, cable car in Hatta
Dubai to get new stunning waterfalls, cable car in Hatta
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
22 November 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM

Two new major tourist attractions will rise with the completion of the Hydroelectric Power Plant in Hatta, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is showcasing at the ongoing 25th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition.

First is the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project and the other is a 5.4-kilometre long cable car that will bring visitors to the summit of Um Al-Nesoor (Mother of Eagle mountain in Arabic), standing at 1,300 metres above sea level.

According to Dewa, Sustainability and eco-tourism come together with the said projects — visitors will not only learn how clean energy is sourced in the country but will also have an opportunity to commune with nature.

The slope of the upper dam of the hydro power plant will be used to create a waterfall. The water will be collected at the end of the stream and will be recycled and pumped back to the top of the dam. This will ensure the efficient and sustainable use of resources for the hydropower plant.

There will be four oases that are linked by bridges crossing the water canal that ends at a lake designed to have a balanced natural aquatic life. The fish bred in the stream will provide attraction to tourists and families. There will also be a children's play area, as well as coffee shops and restaurants.

The waterfalls project — designed like a hexagonal beehive, which is a nod to the famous Hatta honey — will also pay homage to the UAE founding fathers as it will come around the area of the 80mx30m mural of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Meanwhile, the cable car route will pass over the Hatta Dam Lake and the Upper Dam Lake for the hydroelectric power station. It will continue through the mountains, ending at Um Al-Nesoor, which is the highest natural summit in Dubai.

Surrounded by the undulating peaks of Hajar Mountains, the Dubai Mountain Peak cable car will have three stations – the base station at the lower dam; the second station at the upper reservoir; and the 1,300-metre summit of Um Al-Nesoor

It will be an incredible sight to see – from the calm turquoise waters to the lush surroundings of the rough-hewn mountains.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director & CEO of Dewa, founder and chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, told Khaleej Times during a media briefing on Wednesday the 250 megawatts (MW) Hatta hydroelectric power station – the first of its kind in the GCC region – will be operational within a year.

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