21 – The Award of Architectural Buildings with local aesthetic value – 2000 (Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities)

This award, which comes under the category of Municipal Projects and Services, was won by Dubai Municipality for its ambitious Hatta Heritage Village project during the ninth conference of the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities (OICC), which was held in February 2001 at Cairo. The municipality was cited for discovering the mountainous heritage village of Hatta and restoring it in two phases at a total cost of Dhs 15 million. The village has now become a major tourist attraction.