Route 1 will also feature helicopter rides over Dubai's countryside.


Sheikh Mohammed announces new Dubai tourist spot Route 1

The ruler of Dubai has announced a new tourist spot in the emirate called Route 1, which features the beauty of the countryside and wilderness of Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said Route 1 will feature a first-of-its-kind 100km tourist path.

The major project will have helicopter rides and desert sports. Route 1 covers 2,216sqm and includes areas such as Al Lusaili, Lehbab, Al Marram, Al Faqaa and Al Aweer.


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“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,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

Route 1 will have natural reserves, stations for desert sports, and development initiatives for residents in the countryside.

“A different and new tourism experience will be provided in the countryside and wilderness of Dubai,” Sheikh Mohammed said. He did not say when Route 1 will be opened to the public.

Under the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan announced last year, Dubai aims to have 60 percent of its total area dedicated to wildlife sanctuaries and natural rural areas. ICA/Expat Media

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