DUBAI – Hatta
One of Dubai’s most distinctive destinations, is set to end the year abuzz with experiences and activities, including the seventh edition of the Hatta Honey Festival.
Dubai Municipality’s five-day festival supports traditional beekeeping, one of the region’s oldest and most popular crafts.
During the festival, which runs from 27th-31st December 2022 at the Hatta Community Centre, experts and professional beekeepers will share knowledge and know-how on honey production and explore innovative ways to improve its quality.
More than 50 beekeepers from across the country will participate in the Hatta Honey Festival.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “Hatta’s economic development and enhancing opportunities for the region’s residents ranks high on the agenda of the Dubai government. The festival embodies our commitment to supporting and promoting Hatta as one of the distinctive tourist destinations of Dubai that offers a variety of attractions. The festival presents a significant opportunity to promote Hatta’s local industry and provide a platform for beekeepers from around the Emirates to discuss and share their knowledge in honey production. Additionally, it explores ways to improve its quality and displays various products from the Hatta apiaries.”
Hatta has established itself as one of Dubai’s top tourist attractions. Activities offered by the Hatta region are a key focus of the ongoing #Dubai Destinations winter campaign, implemented by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office. The region’s picturesque mountain scenery, archaeological sites and other tourist attractions, such as the Hatta Fort, the Hatta Dam, the Hatta Heritage Village and the Hatta Hill Park, feature prominently in the campaign. The region is renowned for producing the finest quality of honey.
The festival’s seventh edition will feature the families’ market, a children’s play area, and a honey sample inspection corner, in addition to distributing valuable gifts to the guests.
The event will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about different varieties of honey and the characteristics of each. Previous editions of this festival attracted a significant audience, making it one of Dubai’s most prestigious festivals and events.
The campaign also spotlights Hatta’s exceptional recreational facilities, luxury resorts and diverse adventure activities, such as camping, cycling, hiking and swimming.
The Hatta Mountain Conservation Reserve, home to many rare birds and animals, is a highlight in the Dubai Destinations winter campaign.
The Hatta Honey Festival, launched in 2017, is part of a broader initiative to enhance the area’s appeal and improve services and tourism facilities in the area. The festival coincides with the second edition of the Hatta Cultural Nights, which will be held from 21st December 2022 to 1st January 2023 to celebrate Emirati heritage, folklore, music, and poetry.