Celebrate UAE’s palm trees at Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival

Enjoy markets, music and more at this family-friendly festival.

The future is looking sweet. Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival is coming to the UAE, and showcases the beauty of the country’s palm trees. The festival is in its seventh year and takes place from 5 to 7 August at Emirates Hospitality Centre in Ajman

During Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the finest dates as well as honey, as the event brings together produce from the UAE. Visitors can immerse themselves in an old-school Emirati experience, as there will be a traditional market and folk performances.

The family-friendly festival is packed with fun competitions where you can choose the best dates, honey, citrus fruits, lemon, mango, and almonds. Plus, there are plenty of workshops for kids – planting your own palm tree, anyone?

While you may spot palm trees across the UAE, here’s your chance to learn more about the country’s iconic symbol. If you’re keen to brush up on your food knowledge, sign up for one of the lectures and seminars. Learn about the significance of agriculture, the history of palm trees and about Emirati heritage. 

Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival

This year’s Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival is organised by the Ajman Department of Tourism Development and has been created under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman.

Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, said: “The festival has become one of the most prominent events that Ajman Tourism is keen to organise and develop due to its value in supporting the overall development process in the emirate, by enhancing its position in the agricultural sector and palm trees cultivation, since it is known for its diversity and quality. Ajman Tourism aims to increase the interest in palm trees and support landowners and farmers and develop local dates industries to enhance the quality of this Emirati product.”

Khadija Turki, acting director-general of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, added: “All this was achieved due the continuous efforts and support of Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, and the importance of preserving the Emirati cultural heritage, reinforcing the tourism movement, encouraging investments in the agriculture sector, the preservation and sustenance of the palm trees, and promoting the general economy cycle.”

The three-day festival is open from 10am to 10pm. 

GO: Visit https://ajman.travel for more information. 

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