Sheikh Mohammed unveils 100km scenic route along Dubai's countryside


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a massive plan to showcase the country's rich landscape to the world and promote desert tourism.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the Dubai Ruler unveiled the "first-of-its-kind" 100km scenic route that'll have access to the "natural reserves" and "desert sports".

"It'll be a different and new tourism experience... in the countryside," Sheikh Mohammed highlighted, adding that it will be developed across an area of 2,216 square kilometers to include parts like "Lusaili, Lehbab, Al Marram, Al Faqaa, Al Aweer and others".

"We have the most beautiful city in the world, and our next goal is to make the countryside and wilderness of Dubai among the most enjoyable and beautiful," he wrote.

Images posted on his social media channel showed Sheikh Mohammed touring the dunes platform in the Seih Al Salam area.

The Seih Al Salam Route 1 project will also have an open-air cinema, a caravan park and spots for holding art exhibitions.

The trail will provide trips to the ancient sites of Saruq Al-Hadid and Al Marmoom Heritage Village, desert walks and horse and camel rides.

Camps and lodges, with dome-shaped accommodation that’ll offer panoramic views, and hot air balloon rides along the lake are also being planned.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy kayaking, skydiving, desert safaris, sand boarding and helicopter tours.

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