Dubai Municipality has announced the completion of Phase 1 of the Hatta Hiking project, as part of the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan.
The municipality has stated that Phase 1 of the ‘Hatta Hiking’ project covers 9km. The hiking trail, developed under the project, has been designed in an eco-friendly way to blend in with the natural environment of the area.
The first phase named ‘City Hiking’ links a number of monuments and tourist attractions such as the Hatta Biking track and Hatta Kayak, according to Dubai Media Office.
Phase 1 of the hiking trail also passes through tourist hotspots like the Hatta Heritage Village, the three dams, Al Tala Park, and family recreation and children’s playing areas, as well as a number of farms in the Al Sharia area, the fruit and vegetable market, and the Hatta 360 project.
Phase 1 ends at the Hatta Dam where Phase 2 of the project will start from. The project features four different hiking trails of four lanes each.
The first one is a 3km flatland hiking trail, while the three others are mountain hiking trails with different levels of difficulty designed not only for experienced bikers, but also beginners and disabled people.
Head of Dubai Municipality Hatta Centre, Omar Al Mutaiwei, said: “The ‘Hatta Hiking’ project aims to provide visitors with new opportunities to explore the region. The hiking trail, which was designed in a way that links various tourist locations, seeks to attract more visitors to Hatta.
“The objective of such Dubai Municipality projects is to support the development of the area and highlight its historical and natural attractions to tourists.”