DUBAI, 29th January, 2017 (WAM) — Director-General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, will open the Hatta Honey Festival, the first event of its kind in the UAE, in Hatta Heritage Village on February 1st.
The event is in line with Hatta’s comprehensive development plan launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The five-day event will see the participation of 25 beekeepers, both from the UAE and overseas, who will showcase different varieties of natural honey products made in the UAE and the wider region. The event is part of a larger initiative to enhance services and tourism facilities in Hatta.
The 4-day festival will feature a number of activities and events on the sidelines, including tent shops, an exhibition for honey products, lectures, specialised sessions and training courses on beekeeping.
The festival will introduce the public to different types of honey and how to identify these based on colour, texture, taste and smell.
Dubai Municipality is one of the authorities responsible for supervising the comprehensive development plan of Hatta. The AED1.3 billion plan is aimed at further developing Hatta socially and economically by raising its profile and transforming the area into an attractive destination for eco-friendly tourism.