The viewing platforms will look out over Ras Al Khaimah from around 1,300 metres
9 July 2017| Last updated on 14 January 2020
Image Credit: Safarak Tours
The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah will be introducing a brand new observation deck later this year, that will be close to the summit of Jebel Jais - the UAE's highest mountain.
At 1,934 metres above sea level, the peak provides spectacular views of Ras Al Khaimah, and so the new addition will no doubt attract residents and tourists alike to enjoy.
The development, headed by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), has been named the Jebel Jais Observation Deck, and will include several different viewing platforms that will allow visitors to enjoy the bird life and the flora and fauna of the Emirate's Al Hajar Mountains.
To compare - the world's largest man-made building Burj Khalifa stands at 830 metres, and it's highest 'Sky Experience' open to the public is just 555 metres.
Bordering norther Oman and extending into Fujairah, the new attraction will invite hikers and mountain bikers to use it as a starting point to explore the area, and those less adventurous souls will be able to witness the sun rise and set.
The new attraction is set to open in October 2017, and looks spectacular.
The development will also have a multi-purpose events arena, picnic areas, walking paths and a dedicated food truck zone.
"The deck will let visitors take in stunning sea and mountain views, and the magnificent sunrises and sunsets which cast a dancing performance of light and shadow over the area every morning and evening," said Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA, reported Gulf News.
Not only that - but the deck will be powered by solar energy.