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The 9th Liwa Dates Festival 2013

Liwa Date Festival Catalogue


Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs


Liwa Date Festival has become an annual event for the lovers of heritage and traditions celebrating the Date products of the good land in Abu Dhabi. This is the 8th edition of the festival in Liwa in the western region in Abu Dhabi emirate, the green oasis living over centuries of time. Since the beginning of the festival, that’s seven years ago, the festival’s vision has been set to make palm trees and dates a symbol of originality of past and a source of goodness for present and a guarantee for the future to embody the vision of the UAE founder, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan may he rest in peace. The 8th edition of the Liwa Date Festival is being held under kind patronage by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.


Liwa Date Festival Liwa Date Festival has become an annual event for the lovers of heritage and traditions celebrating the Date products of the good land in Abu Dhabi. This is the 8th edition of the festival in Liwa in the western region in Abu Dhabi emirate, the green oasis living over centuries of time. Since the beginning of the festival, that’s seven years ago, the festival’s vision has been to make palm trees and dates a symbol of originality of past and a source of goodness for present and a guarantee for the future to embody the vision of the UAE founder, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan may he rest in peace.

The 8th edition of the Liwa Date Festival is being held under kind patronage by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. The festival in its heritage, cultural, and economic dimensions supports Abu Dhabi’s efforts to make Liwa and western region prominently noticeable on global tourist map.

Objectives • To Continue on the steps of the UAE late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan may he rest in peace, with regard to the agricultural development, and under guidance of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE May God protect him, and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Vice Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, with regard to development of palm trees growing in the UAE. • To Promote awareness among UAE farmers on the best and modern ways of irrigation and taking care of the palm trees properly so that such trees can be more feasible economically. • To Encourage farmers to give more attention to quality of Dates. • To Improve the kinds of dates in the UAE. • To Hold an annual festival to be a platform for exchanging experiences among farmers toward the best results and highest levels of quality. • To Set the Date Festival as a day in the UAE tourist calendar. • To Celebrate Liwa city as it represents heritage and cultural place bridging present with the past.

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