H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Inaugurates Sixth Annual Emirates International Date Palm Festival
H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs And Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, inaugurated the sixth edition of Emirates International Date Palm Festival – a weeklong celebration of the date fruit and its culture, tradition and heritage – at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dates announced for 2013: 24-29 November 2013
About the Festival
Now in its 7th year and attracting in excess of 20,000 visitors, the Emirates International Date Palm Festival is firmly established as a major event in the UAE’s calendar. Not only for the thousands of families who choose to attend, but also for date fruit buyers and distributors who travel to the Festival from across world to source the best produce for their manufacturing companies, retail stores or restaurants.
The date fruit does not only hold a rich historical and traditional significance for residents of the Arab world, but is marketed as a high value confectionary across the globe. In 2013, the Festival will be held in conjunction with SIAL Middle East, providing date palm exhibitors with a unique opportunity to showcase products to a much broader audience of 12,000 serious food buyers.
“The festival comprises a wide variety of cultural, culinary and recreational activities, to provide date lovers and heritage enthusiasts an opportunity to savor the best dates from the region and abroad. Visitors will get to learn about and relish the various facets of dates and date palm through special events and activities focusing on arts, cuisines, date palm cultivation and tree climbing.” Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee for the Date Palm Festival.
Exhibiting at the Festival
One of the largest events of its kind, an exhibition stand will allow you to showcase your products to 20,000 visitors and give you a place to meet professional buyers.
To book your stand view further information or contact Qaboos Khalid on 02 234 8400.