Hamdan bin Mohammed issues a resolution forming the “Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta”

Dubai: In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to develop the Hatta region, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and The Chairman of the Executive Council issued Resolution No. (3) of the Executive Council of 2022 forming the “Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta”. The Hatta Development Master Plan, which is an integral part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, aims to transform Hatta into an attractive local and international destination for business, investment and tourism.

The committee was charged with attracting investment to Hatta by creating investment opportunities for the public and private sectors as well as local and international businesses.

Within the broader framework of improving sustainable development, the committee will develop plans to conserve Hatta’s environment, its mountain ecosystem and its cultural heritage. The Committee is also responsible for building the social, economic and educational capacities of Hatta and further promoting it as a tourist destination.

Supreme Committee Members

The Supreme Committee is chaired by the Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Welfare. Committee members include: the Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa); the Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism of Dubai; the Director General of Dubai Municipality; the Director General of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority; the CEO of the engineering office; as well as representatives from the Dubai Executive Council Secretariat and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The committee is responsible for drafting the general policy of Hatta’s development master plan, overseeing the implementation of Hatta’s development projects and initiatives, and monitoring the progress of the plan according to a set of key performance indicators, among other responsibilities.

Hatta’s promotional and marketing plan

The Committee is also responsible for forming sub-committees and task forces and for proposing and revising regulations that will help it achieve its objectives. The committee will also be responsible for approving Hatta’s promotion and marketing plan locally and internationally in collaboration with the entities concerned.

The resolution instructed the RTA to provide the committee with administrative and technical support that will help it carry out its functions. All government entities and relevant entities in charge of the development of Hatta are required to cooperate with the Committee and its sub-committees and work teams and provide the Committee with all necessary data and documents.

Notification to the Official Journal

The Supreme Committee shall serve for a renewable period of three years, subject to extension by a decision made by the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, based on the recommendation of the Chairman of the Supreme Committee. The Chairman of the Supreme Committee will make the necessary decisions to implement this resolution, which will come into effect from the date of publication and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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