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Liwa Dates Festival 2023: Everything you need to know

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This highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place in Liwa from Monday July 17th to Saturday July 30th

The Liwa Date Festival is an exhilarating event that takes place in the city of Liwa, known as the capital of date cultivation. During this special week, the city welcomes the public, providing a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore the importance of dates in Emirati heritage. The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee – Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Heritage Club, will host the 19th edition of the Liwa Date Festival.

The Liwa Date Festival, held annually in the town of Liwa, Al Dhafra region, Abu Dhabi, is a premier event focused on promoting the exchange of technical expertise among farmers for cultivate the best palm trees and produce high quality dates. The festival serves as a platform for date growers to learn and adopt modern agricultural practices, aimed at improving the quality of their crops. This year’s festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, will aim to connect producers, businesses and investors together to submit 23 primary contests, offering a total of 293 prizes.

Visitors will have the opportunity not only to explore a diverse range of dates and date products in the temporary market, which houses 165 shops, but also to delve into the deep Emirati heritage of the fruit and learn about the efforts United Arab Emirates to promote sustainable food practices.

At the festival, various engaging activities take place including date contests, display of different varieties of fruits, display of beautifully arranged fruit baskets, and creation of heritage sculptures. Additionally, a model farm is featured to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture, while preserving and promoting Emirati heritage through various traditional activities.

For more information about the Liwa Date Festival 2023, visit the website.

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