Ras Al Khaimah has officially welcomed a brand-new Viewing Deck Park, which is situated within arm’s reach of the summit of Jebel Jais – the UAE’s highest mountain.
In light of the launch, a ceremony took place, which was attended by Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, as well as various dignitaries.
The new Viewing Deck Park has been developed for tourists and residents who want to enjoy the breath-taking mountain scenery, as well as hotel guests and day-trippers who are visiting Jebel Jais to experience the World’s Longest Zipline and Via Ferrata.
It is made up of seven viewing decks complete with 12 binoculars, which grant superb vistas of the Arabian Gulf and the deep, rocky Al Hajar Mountain valleys, all from 1,250m above sea level. The park is accessible from 08:00 until 20:00 on weekdays and from 08:00 until 23:00 during the weekends.
CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), Haitham Mattar commented on the new addition: “This key product launch will further enhance Ras Al Khaimah’s unique mountain-beach-desert offer and promote the emirate as an all-round tourist destination. We hope this park encourages more visitors to the area to enjoy our great outdoors.
“This attraction allows visitors to experience the awe-inspiring perspectives and the often-hidden bird life of the Hajar Mountain range, amongst the other flora and fauna found in the area. It will, we hope, engender a new respect for the wonderful natural surroundings of the emirate and indeed the UAE,” he added.
As well as viewing platforms, the park offers restroom facilities and on-site parking for 74 vehicles, including handicapped spaces. Visitors will also soon have access to refreshments from the dedicated food truck zone.