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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.
Ras Al Khaimah’s four slaughterhouses received 1,884 sacrifices on the first day of Eid Al Adha. Work was regular without any complaints from the crowd thanks to using tokens for lining up for the first time in the central slaughterhouse of Al Feleh, which received 1,093 sheep and 42 cows, while Ras Al Khaimah slaughterhouse received 425 sheep and one cow. Al Ghail automatic slaughterhouse received 197 sheep and 3 cows, while Shouka’s received 127 sheep and 4 camels.
The Ras Al Khaimah Media Office shared a video and said, “Very early morning His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, on his daily mountain ride at his beloved Jebel Jais.”
Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, Director General of the PSD, said, “The increasing turnout of visitors to Jebel Jais throughout the year motivates us to continue developing the services provided by raising the efficiency of the infrastructure for all the rest areas, in terms of illumination, restaurants and others.”
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