An Open Fire Food Festival’s Coming To Jebel Hafit Desert With Delicious Food, Bonfires & More

The Meats And Mountains, which is an annual open fire food festival is coming to Jebel Hafit Desert Park, this December.

by Anupriya Mishra
An Open Fire Food Festival’s Coming To Jebel Hafit Desert With Delicious Food, Bonfires & More

Isn’t there something absolutely enthralling about spending the day with like-minded folks while you indulge in good food? Even though this is a typical characteristic of a food festival, the Meats And Mountains, which is an annual open fire food festival is coming to Jebel Hafit Desert Park, this December. It is definitely different from the rest!

Meats And Mountains Is Coming To Jebel Hafit Desert Park

Starting off on December 9 and happening till December 16, Meats And Mountains is an open fire food festival happening in Jebel Hafit Desert Park. While the festival kicks off at 4 PM, therein, you will be able to watch chefs at work, as they prepare delicious meat that has been barbecued to perfection. Not to mention, this annual festival in Al Ain is certainly the perfect place for friends and families to relax and bond over delicious food, nature hikes, bonfires, and of course, entertainment in an outdoor setting.

It Features Several Activities, Delicious Food & More

However, what sets it apart from others is the fact that it offers an opportunity to partake in overnight camping, which lets you wake up to the stunning views of Jebel Hafit in the midst of nature. But before we dive into these accommodations, it is important to take a look at the several food stations that will be popping up here. Yes, featuring a range of live-fire cooking, you will find everything from burgers and tacos to paella and steak. Not to mention, they also have you covered on the dessert front with their delectable options of knefeh and loads more.

While you are here, you can also indulge in a bunch of activities, such as flying a kite and the art trails. As evident from its name, kites in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colour will take up the sky, creating a new ritual for the annual event. While the art trail is a hike that blends nature and culture. It takes you through the scenic landscape of Jebel Hafit, wherein you will encounter captivating art installations curated by their featured artist.

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What About Accommodations?

Coming to the accommodations, there are only limited overnight spaces at Pura Eco Retreat, so you must reserve your accommodations. However, do this only after purchasing Meats And Mountains tickets. These accommodations are available in a variety of shapes and sizes!

  • Domes
    This is a glamping opportunity with a stylish exterior and features a range of handpicked amenities. With an ensuite bathroom and a modern albeit contemporary exterior, it’s complete with rain showers and an outdoor private plunge pool.
  • Mono Lodges
    Bringing together the convenience of everyday life with modern interiors and stylish exteriors, this is a great glamping experience as well. It also has a private terrace that is perfect for families.
  • Twin Lodges
    The chic space combines modern comfort with glamping by offering spacious living areas, stylish exteriors, and a range of selected amenities. It can house two adults and two kids, and the wide French windows offer a stunning view of the Jebel Hafit mountain.
  • Heritage Tents
    This also offers occupancy for two adults and two kids; and it is basically a rustic native tent, which honours the surrounding desert scape.
  • Safari Tents
    Offering a hands-on active camping experience, it’s perfect for people who wish to experience nature and are adventure seekers. This makes it raw and authentic, thereby blending with its surroundings.
  • Orange Modern Tents
    As you get to experience the simplicity of nomadic tents, there is seating space with two simple chairs, which is enhanced by rechargeable lights and mattresses for two. It comes in two sizes, the big one, which offers occupancy for four people and the small one offers occupancy for two people and both of these feature 10 tents.
  • Public Campsite
    As you experience the surrounding mountains, the public campsite is the perfect place to do so. Not to mention, you get to bring your own tent, camper, and gear, making it a great experience.

So, go ahead and book your tickets on the website, which starts at AED90, which is a ticket for children between the ages of 5 and 12. While the same for adults costs AED360. It should be noted that a ticket for toddlers is priced at AED1.

Where: Jebel Hafit Desert Park, Al Ain
When: December 9 to 16

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