JA Hatta Fort Hotel has opened its environmentally-friendly Terra Cabins in Dubai’s Al Hajar mountains.
Using a combination of natural pine wood treated with dusk-grey wash, the façades of the cabins have been carefully created to blend in with the surrounding mountains.
The roofs are slanted to cater for future installation of solar panels. The cabins’ infrastructure also allows for the regulation of air conditioning temperature control, while an insulation layer underneath the roof helps to maintain the indoor climate.
Additional cabin amenities include a mini-bar, walk-in rain shower, an on-demand multimedia projector, wardrobe, and alcove seating area. The resort also offers dog-friendly cabins.
Visitors can choose between the regular Terra Cabins, which accommodate up to four guests and include a bunk bed and double bed, and the Deluxe Terra Cabins, which accommodate up to six guests and include two bunk beds, a double pull-out bed, and dedicated patio area.
Guests staying at Terra Cabins can access all facilities at JA Hatta Fort Hotel, including 24-hour in-room dining services, specialty restaurants, and all leisure and recreational activities available at the resort.
The mountains around Terra Cabins cater to hiking, biking, and jogging, with other experiences nearby including kayaking across the Hatta Dam, archery and air gun shooting.
Deborah Thomson, General Manager at JA Hatta Fort Hotel, said: “As we looked at opportunities for growth, we equally weighed the project’s impact on sustainability – which is why the Terra Cabins at JA Hatta Fort Hotel were completed with a minimal carbon footprint and sustainable future in mind.”