Dubai, 28 December 2020: Under the comprehensive Hatta Development Plan launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 5th Hatta Honey Festival was opened at Hatta Hall on Sunday. The week-long festival will last until 2nd January 2021.
The various activities of the festival provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the types of honey, and ways to distinguish between them, as the products on display include a variety of honey such as Sidr, Shoukah, Talh, Samr, Salam, Dhahi, Qathad, Saifi, Sehah, Barseem, Rabeai and Hamadhiyath, which can be distinguished by the degree of their color and smell, determined by the plant source from which honey is taken. Some types of honey are rare, as they are extracted from trees that grow in limited areas, and bloom once a year.
The Hatta Honey Festival complements the rest of the efforts and initiatives of Dubai Municipality to improve the level of its services in Hatta, given the historical and heritage importance of this region. It also contributes to strengthening its position as a tourist destination and a strong attraction by taking advantage of the natural resources of the region, as well as the Municipality’s contribution to supporting local industries, and providing appropriate marketing opportunities for them.
The festival also aims to expand the circle of economic benefit to the people of Hatta, and help them unleash their full potential, and employ them in an effective manner in promoting the development of the region. The festival will include receiving honey test samples from the public to ensure their quality.
The Hatta Honey Festival activities are open to the public at Hatta Hall, for a period of seven days, from 27 December 2020 until 2 January 2021 from 9 am to 10 pm.