Dubai has built a new eco-friendly mosque with lower energy and water usage that it hopes will be a beacon of sustainability.
The mosque in Hatta includes a water treatment unit and was built using recycled materials.
It also has an air purification process ensuring top-level air quality. Which will come in very handy during summer Shamals!
The 1,050 sq m mosque can host up to 600 worshippers. And it uses 26.5% less energy and 55% less water than traditional buildings.
Dewa said the forward-thinking project was the first in the world to receive the platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4) from the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC).
What a brilliant building!
Stunning new Hatta mountain hotels include waterfalls, sky bridge and cable car
The new eco-friendly mosque isn’t the only big news for Hatta.
The UAE has bet big on Hatta being the next UAE hotspot. And has announced six new hotels in the region including one ‘world-class hotel.’
The project will include a huge new cable car project connecting the hotels and the Um Al-Nesoor summit at 1,300 metres above sea level.
And the Hatta hotels project will include sustainable waterfalls, a stunning sky bridge and help create hundreds of new jobs in the region.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the Hatta hotel projects via Twitter.