DEWA launches construction work of Hatta Waterfalls

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Construction work has been launched for the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project, which will see the area turn into a major tourist attraction.

The AED 46 million project, headed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), will use the slope of the upper Hatta dam to create a natural waterfall.

A waterway will be built below the dam and the water gushing down the fall will collect at the end of the stream, get recycled, and pumped back to the top of the dam.

The initiative is in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for comprehensive and sustainable development all over Dubai, and to transform Hatta into a tourism and investment hub, while preserving its heritage.

"Investment opportunities abound with four oases that have coffee shops, restaurants, and children’s playgrounds, in addition to shops for selling natural honey, local products and souvenirs," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

"The shops will be given as grants from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to the citizens of Hatta to create additional job opportunities and meet the needs of social, economic and environmental development," he added.

The waterfalls' design is inspired by the hexagonal beehive — a nod to the famous Hatta honey, and it will feature four oases that will be linked with bridges crossing the water canal.

Al Tayer said that the project will employ the latest, most advanced and safe technologies that suit the geological conditions of the Hatta region, taking into account the highest international environmental standards to preserve the Hatta Mountain Reserve and harmonise the project with its surroundings.

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