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A Gorgeous Mountain Souq With outdoor kiosks, food carts and green spaces is now open in Hatta

Hatta, the perfect weekend spot in the UAE is just about to get better! Earlier, Dubai announced developmental projects for the Hatta region. And now, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the next stage of the mountain region’s development plan. The new step is sure to boost tourism in Hatta.

Ruler of Dubai, reviewed the progress of Phase I of Hatta Development Projects and Initiatives encompassing 14 projects and initiatives. His Highness also approved Phase II of the Development, featuring 22 projects and initiatives, which are set to commence this year. His Highness also felicitated 87 Hatta residents who graduated from the Certified Professional Diplomas in Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed visited the new Hatta Souq by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of the UAE and Second Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Council; and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council.

The design of the Souq combines modern and traditional elements that blend in with the mountainous nature of the region. Natural resources obtained from the Hatta mountains were used to build the Souq to ensure harmony with its surroundings.

The Souq spans 146,000 square feet, and has a built area of over 43,000 square feet. It encompasses seven shops, six indoor and seven outdoor kiosks, 42 sales platforms, a large store, eight food carts, a children’s playground, outdoor seating and green spaces, prayer rooms for men and women, and public facilities. Residents will also be able to display their craft products, agricultural produce, and commercial projects at the souq.

Currently 14 hatta projects are completed and 4 others are underway

The completed projects include an urban design guide for construction in Hatta’s unique mountainous landscape, apart from the Hatta Souq and Hatta Heritage Village, which aim to highlight the area’s rich culture, history, and customs and enhance the cultural and historical profile of the region. The integrated services provided to both residents and visitors aim to further enhance their overall experience of the attractions. The Hatta Heritage Village is expected to benefit approximately 40 citizen families.

A 11.5 km track dedicated to cycles and mountain bikes was constructed in the initial phase, along with several quick traffic solutions aimed at improving road conditions and parking facilities in key tourist sites. Completed projects also included the provision of public and shared mobility solutions, such as e-hailing and shared rental services, in partnership with private entities as well as the construction of bus shelters and mobility hubs, parking facilities and a transportation hub.
An SME Hub was set up to support entrepreneurship and youth projects. The facility seeks to assist small and medium-sized business owners and encourage the youth of Hatta to realise their entrepreneurial aspirations.

Phase I also saw the launch of a programme to support local farmers, and offer them guidance and resources such as fertilisers, seeds, and seedlings.

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