Dubai's picturesque mountain region is currently abuzz with excitement and festivity as the inaugural edition of the Hatta Festival captivates the hearts of residents and visitors alike. A melting pot of cultural richness and sporting fervor, the festival, set against the backdrop of Hatta's scenic town, is the focal point of the third edition of the Dubai Destinations winter campaign.
Organized by Brand Dubai in collaboration with the Supreme Committee Overseeing Hatta Development, the festival has become a magnet, drawing thousands to participate in an array of community events and sports activities. Running until the 31st of December, the event aims to showcase the unique heritage of Hatta and contribute to Dubai's reputation as a premier winter destination.
Amina Taher, Member of the Hatta Festival’s Organizing Committee representing Brand Dubai, expressed delight at the overwhelming response, stating, “Against the breathtaking backdrop of Hatta's majestic mountains and amid the beautiful winter weather, visitors are being treated to an array of interactive and entertainment experiences at the inaugural Hatta Festival."
Taher emphasized the festival's role as a platform for both residents and visitors to immerse themselves in the diverse traditions, flavors, and artistic expressions that define this enchanting part of the city. She added, “We are extremely happy with the huge turnout and the enthusiastic response to the festival, which captures the essence of Hatta's cultural identity and contributes to further strengthening Dubai’s position as one of the world’s best winter destinations.”
For those with a penchant for adventure, the festival offers an array of activities catering to all age groups. A 7 km mountain trek, organized by H.A.T Hatta, promises a unique journey amid the area’s historical landmarks on Saturday, 23rd December, offering an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike.
Fitness enthusiasts can indulge in a unique spinning session with StormCycling on the same day at 10:00, set against the mesmerizing vistas of Hatta, merging fitness and scenic beauty for an unparalleled experience.
The festival also features a bicycle parade on 24th December, a motorcycle procession on 29th December, and a classic car parade on 30th December, all adding dynamic and thrilling elements to the festivities.
Highlighting the diverse range of interests catered to by the Hatta Festival, the event goes beyond traditional festivities, ensuring that everyone, from hikers and adventurers to classic car enthusiasts, motorcycle riders, and cyclists, finds a space to celebrate their passion amidst the natural wonders of Hatta.
The Dubai Destinations winter campaign encourages residents and visitors to explore the city's diverse leisure, dining, adventure, and family-friendly activities that make Dubai a distinctive winter destination. Dubai's status as a top winter sun destination, as recognized by Travelbag's 2023 rankings, reaffirms its appeal as a global hub for winter celebrations and cultural experiences.
As the Hatta Festival continues to unfold, residents and visitors are invited to partake in the rich experiences it offers, contributing to the cultural vibrancy and diversity that defines Dubai as a world-class winter destination.