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A huge mural of the UAE’s founding fathers has been painted on Hatta Dam

Brand Dubai Hatta Dam mural

Road trip alert! A huge mural has been painted on the Hatta Dam.

The 80 metre x 30 metre artwork shows the two of the founding fathers of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

This amazing artwork is commissioned by Brand Dubai– the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office. It’s part of a part of a AED 1.3 billion development by  a number of government bodies to transform the Charea area of Hatta into a major tourist destination, with a new park, hostel and market.

Here’s a video of German artist Andreas Von Chrzanowski, also known as Case, painstakingly creating the massive piece of outdoor art, which took him two weeks to complete.

Hatta, which is only an hour and a half drive from the city, is one of Dubai’s hidden gems. It’s the perfect getaway if you’re looking to go on a fun day trip with family or friends, especially now it’s cool enough to outdoors.

Once you get there, what’s going on? In April, Dubai Municipality completed the first phase of the Hatta Hiking Project, so a nine-kilometre trail through the spectacular mountains of Hatta is now open to the public.

The first route to open is one of four trails, planned under Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan, and ends at the Hatta Dam where the second phase of the project will start from and there you can see this magnificent mural!

Forest The Palm Jumeirah

Brand Dubai is on a mission to turn Dubai into an open-air museum and has transformed the streets of old Dubai into a huge art gallery. In June its debut joint project saw the flyover of East Crescent on Palm Jumeirah into a verdant green ‘forest’, in partnership with developer Nakheel.


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