VIDEO: HH Sheikh Khalid opens the Jebel Hafit Desert Park
The Jebel Hafit Desert Park will feature archaeological and historical remains – some of which date back 8,000 years
The chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office and member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, HH Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has marked the opening of a tourist attraction – the Jebel Hafit Desert Park, which is located approximately 20km south of Al Ain on the eastern flank of the Jebel Hafit Mountain.
Launched by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the opening was also attended by the executive director of the martyrs' families' affairs office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan; the chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak; the chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, Falah Al Ahbabi; the acting under-secretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, Saood Al Hosani, among others.
The Jebel Hafit Desert Park will feature archaeological and historical remains – some of which date back 8,000 years.
The park will also feature a range of outdoor activities, including bike riding, camping options, and guided tours, according to state news agency, Wam.
The DCT Abu Dhabi chairman, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, said: “It is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s mandate to preserve our cultural heritage, while also offering immersive and entertaining experiences for residents and visitors alike, and Jebel Hafit Desert Park does just that,”
Al Ain’s other attractions include UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Six Oases and the archaeological sites of Hili and Bida bin Saud.