Sharjah to connect five mountain peaks near Kalba

Eudore R. Chand

SHARJAH 20 January 2021: A number of development and tourism projects in Wadi Al Hilu and Al Ghail Dam in Kalba city, were yesterday inspected by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The Ruler began his tour by inspecting the Jabal al-Kitab resthouse project, being constructed 950 above sea level in Kalba, and linked to the city of Kalba through the Wadi Al-Hilu tunnel and the Sharjah-Kalba road.

His Highness was briefed by Salah Bin Butti Al Muhairi about the project, which aims to connect five mountain peaks to each other through a set of roads and paths, contributing in provide a unique and distinctive experience to the public. The project, being designed to preserve the nature of the mountain environment, will be developed in several phases, said Wam.

The project also includes in its upcoming stages about 1,000 residential villas that were designed in line with the nature of the mountain site , providing distinct view of the coast of the city of Kalba and the valleys surrounding the project with the development of community services required for the residents.

The project will also include a five-star tourist hotel with a capacity of 80 rooms.

Then, His Highness went to inspect the proposed place for establishing honey reserves in Wadi Al Shua on the Kalba, Wadi Al-Hilu road. His Highness directed to develop it and enhance the intensification of densify trees and agricultural production around it.

After that, the Ruler of Sharjah, inspected also the progress of work in the Al Hafiya rest house, which is located next to the new Al Hayar tunnel, including various service facilities such as a mosque, restaurants and public service buildings Concluding the visit to the city of Kalba, His Highness inspected also the Al Ghail Dam resting project, which overlooks a natural water body.

The project is divided into 3 sections, including the rest area, which consists of different services and facilities that serve the public’s needs, trailer parks, and the mountain hiking trail.

Representing a quantum leap for the development of the city, these projects will not only be an environmental tourism projects, but will also serve community members by providing appropriate job opportunities, introducing their cultural and literary treasures, and marketing their local products as a great source of income.

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