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Dubai set to float tenders for Hatta waterfalls project

DUBAI, 24 days ago

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is readying to float tenders for the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project by the month-end. 
 
The awarding of the contract works will be finalised by mid-November and the construction work is due for completion in the Q4 of 2022.
 
The Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project will use the slope of the upper dam to create a natural waterfall. A waterway will be built along the parking area below the dam. The water used in the waterfall will be collected at the end of the stream, recycled, and pumped back to the top of the dam. 
 
Fish bred in the stream will provide an additional attraction for tourists and families. The area will be developed to create recreational spaces and restaurants.
 
The Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls is one of the six projects approved by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, apart from 
Dubai Mountain Peak.
 
These projects, being implemented by Dewa, will provide about 200 jobs in the technical, administrative and operational fields, and over 300 jobs in the visitor centre, outdoor activities and tourism facilities associated with the project, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD and CEO of Dewa after visiting the construction sites of Dubai Mountain Peak and Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project.
 
The holiday homes will generate an annual income of over AED100 million ($27.2 million) for the people of the region.
 
During the visit, Al Tayer was briefed by the project manager on the latest developments related to the engineering designs of the Dubai Mountain Peak project, the time plan, and the challenges at the site and how to overcome them. 
 
Specialised international consultants have been appointed to ensure the project is implemented according to the highest international standards of quality, safety, and security.
 
Al Tayer said these projects will contribute to overall development in the Hatta region, especially the Dubai Mountain Peak, which includes the construction of a 5.4-km cable car to transport tourists to the summit of Um Al Nesoor. 
 
At 1,300 m above sea level, it is the highest natural summit in Dubai. The project is expected to be a major tourist attraction in the UAE. 
 
The cable car route passes over the Hatta Dam lake and the upper dam lake, which are parts of the Hatta pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant currently under construction, as well as over the mountains, said Al Tayer. The route ends at the summit of the Um Al Nesoor mountain, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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