VALUE: AED 200 Million COMPLETED: 2000 SCALE: 2,500 Sq. M. DURATION: 12 months (each phase)

Hatta Village is a complete historical village portraying the UAE culture and traditions, dating back more than 200 years ago. It was a renovation project undertaken by Dubai Municipality in favor of the restoration of historic buildings in the village and their furnishings.

The ECC scope of work in this process included (for Phase 1) the reconstruction of 13 houses, 1 fort (or Hosn), 1 mosque and 2 watchtowers. The restoration specifications brief, strictly stated that the project had to be executed using exclusively old materials; which were to be constructed from sustainable, locally sourced raw materials, such as local rocks, Barasti, and locally produced bricks from silt in the wadi beds, and hay. This knowledge was obtained through numerous experiments, and consultation with some of the older locals in the Hatta Village area.

In Phase 2, the contract involved the fabrication, and installation of models, replicas and audiovisual effects, as well as the production of 12 short movie documentaries. This was in addition to retrofitting the interior display of the houses, forts & rooms with special, carefully selected items (such as costumes, dummies, household items and arms) that mimicked the ones used in the old days, giving the ambiance and feel of the historic life that once existed in Hatta.