By Andy Sambidge
Hatta Heritage Inn and Market will include hotel rooms, retails and restaurants; slated for H2 2015 completion
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai, has approved plans for the Hatta Heritage Inn and Market project, and construction is likely to start within days.
A contract for the tourism project, which will cost about AED29 million ($7.89 million) to build, has been awarded with a completion date of the second half of 2015 slated.
Dubai Municipality said in a statement that the project is located on the main road between Hatta and Oman and features hotel rooms, retail and restaurants in an area of 92,500 square feet.
The ground floor of the project consists 46 stores and three main restaurants, in addition to prayer rooms, toilets and administration offices.
The first floor includes a multi-purpose hall, 32 hotel rooms and two suites that overlooks the neighbouring valley.
The statement added: "The project also aims to develop a commercial complex for entertainment featuring a range of professions and traditional activities with a modern and trendy approach to reflect the spirit of the past and present, as well as a heritage landmark and prominent tourist attraction in Hatta."