Dubai Summit

The Dubai Summit project, developed by DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) on which EDF is the Engineer and Groupe-6 the Architect has just been announced by the government of Dubai’s Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as the backbone of the Hatta development plan. This new project includes the establishment of 5.4km long cable-car to reach the Um Al Nesoor mountain peak at an altitude of 1,300 meters, the highest point in Dubai. It will include three cable car stations, a small world-class hotel integrated into the mountain and a visitor’s center to promote the exceptional flora and fauna and archeological features in the Hatta national park. The project will shed light on the hydroelectric storage plant constructed by DEWA with the assistance of EDF France as both lakes will be overflown by the cable car. This plant will store solar power during the day and release it at night, hence participating to the growing use of renewable energy for the Emirate.

As a crown on the Al-Nassor peak, the cable-car station will host a “refuge” hotel and a sky-bar and viewing platform suspended over the void. The essence of this project will be to encourage visitors to connect with the spectacular landscape, the unique nature and deep calm found in this remote and undiscovered part of Dubai. EDF and Groupe-6 are very honored and proud to be participating in this exceptional project.

Client: Dewa with Groupe EDF – Architecture and interiors: Groupe-6 – Engineering: Terrell and DCSA Ingénieurs Conseil



Mark Wilson

Project leader

Loïc Rion


Blandine Rançon, Simon Leibe, Caroline Paul, Charlotte Burguière, Adrien Jacques le Seigneur, Sandrine Rey, Vincent Orthlieb, Myriam Dana, Orlando Corso, Etienne Sigros, Willy Bunod, Christine Guillas, Amandine Bey-Rozet, Sandrine Pieck, Guillaume Autret, Anaïs Durcret, Antonin Contesse, Bastien Peyrot, Rosalia Damiani.