Dubai: State-owned utility Service provider, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will provide the retail stores inside the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project, free of charge, to Emirati citizens in Hatta. These include coffee shops, food restaurants, and kid-friendly places in addition to honey, regional goods, and gift shops.
The project, which is implemented by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to create additional job opportunities and meet the needs of social, economic, and environmental development of the Hatta citizens.
In accordance with the vision and directions of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DEWA awarded the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project, at a cost of about $12 million, as part of its social and investment obligation to make this project a standout tourist attraction.
“The Hatta Falls project aims to create a sustainable natural environment, in addition to developing the area and turning it into recreational spaces and tourist attractions in the UAE. The idea began with establishing a natural water stream from the waterfall that fits in with the nature of Hatta, to form green spaces around. These divide the project into four main oases that provide investment opportunities for coffee shops, restaurants, children’s playgrounds, in addition to shops to sell honey, local products, and souvenirs. The shops will be given as grants from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to the citizens of Hatta to create additional job opportunities and meet the needs of social, economic and environmental development,” Mr. Al Tayer further added.
The Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project is exceptional in its creative architectural idea. It was inspired by the hexagonal beehive design as Hatta is famous as a global hub for high-quality honey. The project’s oases are connected by bridges that span the water canal, creating a vibrant and charming location to have fun and snap the prettiest memorial photos.
DEWA was anxious to use sustainable materials throughout the project that blend in with the environment and offer each element a unique beauty. The water canal ends at a lake that forms a diverse biological ecosystem and promotes a balanced natural aquatic life. The site of the children’s play area was carefully chosen since it crosses 3 oases set aside for cafes and restaurants, allowing parents to keep an eye on their kids.
The Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project will use the slope of the upper Hatta dam to produce a natural waterfall. A waterway will be constructed underneath the dam. The water used in the waterfall will be collected at the end of the stream. It will then be recycled and pumped back up to the dam’s top. Restaurants and leisure areas will be built in the area.