Hatta Honeybee Garden and Discovery Center was established in late 2018 under the stewardship of H.H. Engr. Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, a leading voice in the preservation and education of honeybees in the UAE.
Surrounded by the towering Al-Hajar mountains and the mesmerizing native flora and fauna, Hatta Honeybee Garden and Discovery Center is the first specialized garden in the Middle East and North Africa that offers tours, workshops, and hands-on projects to help visitors discover the amazing world of honey bees. The bee sanctuary covers an area of 16,000 square meters and contains 300 of the 4,000 beehives that are owned by Hatta Honey all over the UAE. It is also home to hundreds of indigenous and exotic trees, such as Samar, Ghaf, and Sidr.
Since its inception, Hatta Honeybee Garden and Discovery Center has been at the forefront of educating thousands of visitors about the region’s long history of beekeeping, the role of bees as the world’s key contributor to the natural ecosystem, and the importance of preserving these creatures through planting trees, conducting research, and orienting toward sustainable beekeeping.
Regulations and Guidelines
- Booking is not required.
- Minimum age for tours is 3 years old.
- Children should be supervised at all times.
- All visitors are required to wear masks throughout the duration of the visit.
- Visitors are encouraged to photograph and share their experience on social media with the hashtag #hattabeegarden