Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) develop a comprehensive sustainable tourism master plan, based on a detailed UNWTO assessment of current performance and future opportunity.

The government body that develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure said one of the major projects that will form part of the development roadmap will be a sustainable luxury camp on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain.

It said the luxury camp will offer spectacular mountain views and feature the latest technology to minimise energy use and conserve water.

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A dedicated programme will also be used to minimise waste to protect the mountain range 2,000 metres above sea-level.

RAKTDA said it is currently in final negotiations with hotel operators and further announcements will follow.

Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “Ras Al Khaimah is one of the region’s fastest growing tourism destination and whilst we embrace this growth it’s fundamentally important that we retain a position of destination sustainability.