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This UAE Village Could Be The Hottest New Eco-Tourism Getaway


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Nestled along the Hajar Mountains, Hatta is a historic community roughly 100 miles east of Dubai. The gorgeous UAE exclave has been attracting adventure lovers for ages, and now, the holding company Meraas is aiming to develop it into a “leading eco-tourism destination” and national park.

Lonely Planet reports that Meraas is aiming to attract new visitors to the area over the next decade through a series of splashy projects. One involves mimicking the world-famous Hollywood sign by spelling “Hatta” out in enormous letters over the mountains. An adventure center, which will help tourists find tour guides and learn more about the history and traditions of Hatta, is also in the works.