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Live from Dubai: here are some images of Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort - a tourist village on a mountain in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah designed by Rem Koolhaas of Office for Metropolitan Architecture.



The project, which consists of elements including an inhabited dam, an inhabited bridge and a vertical village built into a cliff, is one of a string of schemes OMA are working on in the United Arab Emirates - including the RAK Convention Centre at Ras Al Khaimah - and which Koolhaas presented at the International Design Forum in Dubai this weekend.





Live from Dubai: OMA just sent us a few more images of the proposed Jebel al Jais Mountain Resort in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.





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Someone plz fix the title
 

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^^ A perfect example on how to destroy beautiful mountain scenery! :bash:
 

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Awesome, but it looks dangerous! haha! How are they gonna manage this!
 

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this is a cool project
 

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I'm very sure this one will never get built, not in RAK, if it was in dubai they would have built it maybe but Dubai has no mountains of that size.)
 

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They are building the roads to it, carving mountains take time.
 

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Skiing the Gulf: Ras al-Khaimah revives mountain resort plan

May 7, 2013 11:20am

by Simeon Kerr


Dubai is renowned for its indoor ski-slope, boasting a black run for experienced skiers and a parcel of penguins for the kids. Ski Dubai is one of the emirate’s biggest attractions, particularly popular with tourists from the parched Gulf.

But its upstart neighbour, Ras al-Khaimah, says it plans to go one better: building a winter resort in its craggy mountains that will offer sweeping open-air runs.

Some mountains across the Arabian Peninsula are high enough to see snow in the winter, including the proposed location for the resort on Jebel Jais in Ras al-Khaimah, one of the highest points in the United Arab Emirates.

Skiiing in the Middle East isn’t confined to the well-developed infrastructure of Lebanon and Turkey, where a limited number of resorts focus on domestic demand and some limited overseas tourism.



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Officials say they are experimenting with snow-making machines to overcome low precipitation and produce decent enough powder to lure skiers. And in the summer, the milder weather of the mountains would offer an ideal getaway from the soupy humidity of the Gulf’s coast.

Whether this boom-time plan will be revived remains to be seen. Questions remain about the resort’s feasibility, not to mention its environmental sustainability.

Either way, it shows that Dubai’s trademark big-thinking is seeping into other emirates as confidence across the UAE returns.



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Construction work of a road to the tallest peak in the UAE is nearing completion as 83 percent of the 36km-long Jebel Jais road has been completed by the Ras al-Khaimah Public Works and Services Department.

Al Hammadi said the road will be a major tourist and business attraction in the emirate. "Hotels, resorts and tourist residence projects are expected to be built later close to the famous mountain."

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/construction-of-road-uae-s-tallest-peak-nears-completion-571782.html
 

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Ras Al Khaimah finalising deal for luxury camp on Jebel Jais - the UAE's highest mountain




The camp will contain 36 individual villas and be built 650 metres above sea level

The chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah's Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) has said that it is already in the advanced stages of negotiations for a potential operator for a new luxury camp planned on Jebel Jais - the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates.

In an interview with Zawya at the Arabian Travel Market conference and exhibition in Dubai on Sunday, Haitham Mattar, RAK TDA's chief executive officer, said that the new camp would be built on the mountain at a height of about 650 metres.

"This will be 36 units of tented villas with private swimming pools, fire pits, river pools, outdoor spa, outdoor yoga, a moon bar, restaurants and challenging adventure activities for children of all ages," Mattar said.
He added that plans are currently in the final stages of design for the camp and that "we're just in the final stage of selecting an operator now".

"We're in the negotiating process," he said. "We already have the submissions, we've gone through the negotiations, we have an internal committee who will open the envelopes, as they say, and then we'll be able to decide which operator we're going to go for," Mattar said.
"We are hoping to have this off the ground and up and running by 2020."

The villas will range in size from one-bed units for couples, to three-bed units with family rooms for larger groups.

Mattar said that the idea behind the camp was due to the fact that there had been a major increase in "non-regulated" camping, with people pitching up tents across the mountain.

"We did not at the time have any facilities to offer, but we have looked at the trend in the market with glamping, luxury camps and it's become a very popular trend. We thought with the weather on Jebel Jais, which is 10 degrees lower than the coast, and the natural terrain there with the beauty of the Hajjar mountains, (it) would give us a unique location for a luxury camp.

“And we didn't go about building a hotel - we specifically went for a luxury camp to give it that differentiation in the market," he added.

The luxury camp is part of a new sustainable tourism masterplan announced by RAKTDA at Arabian Travel Market on Sunday.

As part of this, the organisation has partnered with local waste management authorities to set targets for hotels to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill by 75 percent within four years.

Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, has a target of receiving one million overnight visitors by the end of this year, and three million by 2025. Last week, the organisation said that visitor numbers in the emirate were up 12 percent year-on-year during the first quarter, which it said puts it on track to hit the 2018 target. It added that hotel occupancy during the quarter stood at 79.4 percent - up 4 percent on the same period last year.

Mattar said that in order to hit the three million visitor target by 2025 it is going to need many more hotel rooms. Its current hotel stock stands at about 5,500 rooms, he said, but that 6,000 more are now in the pipeline following an announcement by Emaar Hospitality last Wednesday that it is set to build a 249-room Address Hotel and 234 Address Residences apartments as part of its 2 million square foot development at Al Marjan Island.

"That is in addition to the Anantara, Intercontinental, Moevenpick, Millennium, Four Points by Sheraton and many other brands that are making their way to Ras Al Khaimah," Mattar said.

He argued that three years ago the emirate was heavily reliant on tourists from three main markets - Russia, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Now, he said “diversity is the name of the game”, with more tourists arriving from India (its fourth-biggest market), Scandinavia and from Eastern Europe, with four direct charter flights to Ras Al Khaimah from Poland and one scheduled flight from the Czech Republic each week boosting visitor numbers from these countries.

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