In Fujairah, a nature trail soon to become a prime eco-tourism attraction

Published on : Tuesday, December 28, 2021

In Fujairah, a nature trail was constructed in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of UAE is all prepared to become a signifcant eco-tourism destination.


In the emirate, Al Bithnah Nature and Heritage Trail is the 50th location that would be named as a beauty spot. However, in the country, it is thought to be the first community-built structure.


It is the outcome of the collaboration between Etihad Rail, Emirates Nature-WWF, Fujairah Municipality, the Fujairah Environment Authority and Fujairah Adventures Centre. It is helped by the Fujairah Tourism and Antiquities Authority.
Also, members of the community invested their time to shape up the amenity.


Located in Wadi Ham, the path was created as part of the wider Al Bithnah Conservation Project and is in line with Etihad Rail’s ‘Good Neighbour’ vision that would help the communities that surround the development of its national rail network.


In the first quarter of 2022, it is estimated to be completed.


An inauguration event was held. There, delegations from the bodies involved took part in a tour of the trail, which will show off the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of the area.


To quote Mohamed Al Marzooqi, executive director of rail relations at Etihad Rail, “As a Good Neighbour, Etihad Rail is committed to safeguarding the livelihood of local communities surrounding the Etihad Rail project.”


“This will provide unique opportunities for sustainable economic and social development and will play a strategic role in continuing the UAE’s journey towards excellence and success for the next 50 years.”


“We are truly glad to partner with the residents of Al Bithnah area in the development of this trail and are looking forward to seeing its impact on enhancing tourism, supporting biodiversity, and protecting the environment.”

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