20 – Arab Housing and Urban Ministers Council Award for the Best Housing Project – 2000 (Arab League)

Dubai Municipality has won this prestigious award, which was instituted by the Arab Housing and Urban Minister Council, a subsidiary of Cairo-based Arab League, for an outstanding government housing project in Hatta. The award was presented to Dubai Municipality during the 18th congress of the council, which was held in the Egyptian capital. The project, a residential complex of 88 houses, represented the second phase of an ambitious plan to replace old houses in the Hatta heritage area of the Emirate of Dubai with modern housing units matching the beautiful surroundings and the local mountainous environment.