H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, launched a tourist landmark named after the city of Liwa.
The landmark, executed by the Municipality of Al Dhafra Region, is 50 meters wide and 23.5 meters high. It is located on a hill that is 195 meters above sea level, giving it a total height of 219 meters above sea level. The total area of the project is 3,600 square meters.
It is designed in a distinctive and innovative way from a metal structure that weighs 49 tonnes to ensure its sustainability in accordance with the highest international standards and to protect it from the effects of natural factors such as wind, humidity, and earthquakes.
During the inauguration, a spectacular light show illuminated the tourist landmark, showcasing the UAE flag in all its glory. Excerpts from the vibrant Liwa International Festival danced across the canvas, alongside breathtaking visuals of Liwa's diverse landscapes. Lush palm oases and rolling sand dunes gave way to vibrant agricultural scenes, stark desert landscapes, and the teeming life of Al Dhafra's marine environments. This captivating display served as a powerful reminder of Al Dhafra Region's rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty.
Commenting on the launch, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan said that such projects play a key role in driving tourism to Liwa, particularly during its bustling season. “With a plethora of sports and cultural festivals taking place throughout the year, and a wealth of historical sites scattered across its diverse cities, Liwa offers something for every visitor.”
He pointed out that the landmark is a new addition to the region's distinctive tourist attractions and will contribute to the development, activation, and promotion of the tourism sector in a way that reflects the reality of the tourist movement in all cities of the Al Dhafra Region.
He explained that the Al Dhafra region receives increasing numbers of tourists and participants in various events annually, and has a variety of tourist attractions.