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12,000 vehicles make it to Jebel Jais during Eid


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The Public Works Department in Ras Al Khaimah revealed that over 12,000 vehicles travelled to the summit of Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE, during the Eid Al Adha holidays while the environmental violations logged by the department’s patrols service amounted to 88 during this period.

Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director-General of the Department, stated that the surge in the number of visitors to Jebel Jais led the department to improve the quality of its services, by upgrading all solar-powered lounges and restaurants.

Jebel Jais has the largest retaining wall in the Gulf region, as well as waterfall paths.

Ras Al Khaimah witnessed a growth of around 4 per cent in terms of the number of visitors in 2019, when it received 1.12 million visitors, as per a report issued by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.

Proceeds from available rooms witnessed a strong increase, reaching $114.90, one of the highest in the region, highlighting the emirate’s strong annual occupancy rates averaging 74 per cent.


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