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“Al Dhaid Dates Festival” is considered as one of the major initiatives by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, to promote the growth and development in the Eastern and Middle Region in the Emirate of Sharjah.


Many Farm Owners and Palm tree cultivating companies from Sharjah and other Emirates participate in this Festival as it represents a unique platform to showcase their products, services and experiences apart from networking opportunities for the regional industry.


The Festival includes outstanding events, competitions and prizes between 8 to 15 thousand Dirhams with total prizes 850 thousand Dirham all aim to raise the awareness of the palm tree which has a great role in the heritage and daily life in the Emarati Culture.

Festival Message


Celebrate the Leaders efforts developing the Palm Trees and create a platform to exchange experiences between Farm Owners.

Festival Vision


To bring about Creativity to support Palm Tree Sustainability.

Festival Objectives:


  • Provide instructions and resources to farmers for modern agriculture and cultivation methods
  • Organize an annual event allowing farmers gain and exchange experiences on how to produce best quality palm tree dates
  • Encourage protecting and caring for Palm Trees
  • Attract visitors and tourists to enjoy this Emarati Heritage
  • Preserve the Emarati Heritage
  • Promote Al Dhaid and Middle Region in Sharjah
  • Encourage farmers to develop better crops without chemical fertilizers

Festival Competitions - Participate


To add to the fun factor, the dates festival will organise six competitions for Best Dates, Naghal Dates, Biggest Clump, Local Lemon, Best Dates Basket (for women), and Senior Nationals Dates Competition and give away 162 prizes worth Dhs 850,000. There is a lot at stake as the competitions are expected to attract nearly 800 participants and will be a big crowd puller.

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Dates Competition
(Al Khunaizi – Al Khalas – Al Barhi – Al Shishi – Al Nukhba)
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Al Haseel for Al Neghal Dates
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Biggest Azj
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Local Lemon
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Best Woven Dates Basket
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Elders Date Competition

Festival Event Calendar / Agenda


The festival will coincide with the dates harvesting season that begins from June and will put the UAE, which is one of the largest producers of the fruit in the world, in limelight. Some of the most sought-after dates among the nearly 160 varieties that are cultivated in the country will be on display and sale at the event.


Date Timing Agenda
Wednesday: 15-July-2020 10 am to 3 pm - 7:30 pm Registration and Collection - (Al Khunaizi - Biggest Azj – Al Barhi Dates General)
Announcement of Winners and Awards

Thursday: 16-July-2020 10 am to 3 pm - 7:30 pm Registration and Collection - (Al Khalas – Al Shishi General) Announcement of Winners and Awards

Friday: 17-July-2020 10 am to 3 pm - 7:30 pm Registration and Collection - (Al Nukhba General – Local Lemon)
Announcement of Winners and Awards

Saturday: 18-July-2020 10 am to 3 pm - 7:30 pm Registration and Collection - (Al Haseel for Al Neghal Dates – Best Woven Dates Basket – Elder Dates Competition)
Announcement of Winners and Awards

Visitor Information


The festival will coincide with the dates harvesting season that begins from June and will put the UAE, which is one of the largest producers of the fruit in the world, in limelight. Some of the most sought-after dates among the nearly 160 varieties that are cultivated in the country will be on display and sale at the event.

 


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