Ras Al Khaimah is building a new road to the Jebel Jais mountain
Ras Al Khaimah is building a new road to the Jebel Jais mountain, the highest peak in the country, at the Wadi Haqeel area. It will serve as an alternative to the old Wadi Al Beeh road, which was damaged in recent floods, a top official has announced.
Ahmed Al Hammadi, director-general of the General Services Department in Ras Al Khaimah, said expanding this valley route parallel to Jebel Jais would put an end to the usual road damage observed during the rainy season.
The Jebel Jais road is being used by more than 2,000 visitors daily, with vehicles reaching 35,000 during weekends.
A new gate equipped with smart devices has been set up on the road leading to the mountain to monitor traffic and study the volume of vehicles passing by, Al Hammadi said.
“At the top of the mountain, another gate has been installed in coordination with the tourism authority to monitor the vehicles heading for the recreational adventure platform,” he added.