Ras Al Khaimah Police has installed radars on UAE’s tallest mountain Jebel Jais as a move to prevent accidents and reckless driving by motorists going up the hill.
Radars have a speed limit of 120 km/h
Motorists visiting the mountain can drive under the speed limit of 120 km/h on the roads leading to the mountain. Over the years, the mountain’s roads have witnessed accidents including car collisions and overturns, according to reports from Gulf News. Accidents occurred frequently during weekends or public holidays.
Radars installed near popular #rasalkhimah #UAE tourist hotspot
Motorists driving to #JebelJais for a weekend drive now have to watch out for radars to avoid traffic fines. https://t.co/zyqehH4UCA pic.twitter.com/8CCxm53jYw
— Discover Ras Al Khaimah (@discoverrak) April 26, 2018
Jebel Jais is developing as UAE’s adventure spot with its zipline
Earlier this year, the tallest mountain introduced a zipline which now has the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest zipline, stretching up to 2.83 kilometres from the mountain’s peak. Riders on the zipline travel down at speeds up to 150 km/h at a height of 1,680 meters above sea level, according to its official website.
Luxury camps are coming up on the mountain
Situated at 650 metres above sea level, the Ras Al Khaimah’s Tourism Development Authority is planning to come up with a luxurious camp site, which will include “32 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,” according to a report by Zawya.
— Discover Ras Al Khaimah (@discoverrak) April 23, 2018
Environment violations on the mountain can lead to heavy fines
Visitors at the mountain will be fined for littering and having bonfires without a pit by the Ras Al Khaimah Public Works and Services Department. Those unable to pay the fine will be required to provide their Emirates ID. The fine will be added to a driver’s traffic file.