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Liwa dates festival - Liwa - Alyhyali - United Arab Emirates

 Jul 17 to Jul 27, 2019 Add to Calendar Add to Outlook

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Daily from 4 pm to 10 pm


Liwa, Western Region


A celebration of the desert fruit

Held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the Liwa Date Festival is an annual event that was initially launched to encourage farmers to exchange technical expertise to produce better quality fruit.

Aiming to promote the cultivation of the best and finest varieties of dates, the Festival offers a platform for companies to share healthy, sustainable agricultural methods for producing high quality dates. This in turn, achieves a better level of excellence and competition, locally and internationally, without the use of chemical fertilisers.


The palm tree plays a crucial role catering to the daily needs of Bedouin communities in the desert. It represents an integral part of the UAE’s deep-rooted heritage and is the source of the most beloved fruit that is the very focus of the festival.


The Festival showcases a range of events; competitions, date auctions, lectures that aim to raise awareness of the importance of the palm tree, special workshops for children, poetry evenings, popular games and others.


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