A new observation deck located close to the summit of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak, is close to completion and due to open to the public in October.

Developed by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, the Jebel Jais Observation Deck will offer a series of viewing platforms from which visitors can experience the vistas, bird life, flora and fauna of the emirate’s Al Hajar Mountain range.

In addition, the observation deck will serve as a base camp for hikers and bikers looking to test themselves on the rugged mountain range.

Haitham Mattar, CEO of the tourism authority, said: “The deck will offer stunning sea and mountain views and will also feature a versatile events arena and a permanent area for food trucks serving guests who want to experience the fresh mountain air in temperatures that are traditionally around 10 degrees lower than the UAE average.”

As part of its Vision 2019 tourism strategy, which aims to attract one million visitors by the end of next year, the tourism authority is investing in a range of adventure and wellness products which leverage the emirate’s array of natural assets, with a key focus on Jebel Jais and the surrounding area.

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