Abu Dhabi: The 19th edition of the Liwa Date Festival has attracted over 34,000 visitors since it started on 19th July 2023 in Liwa, Al Dhafra Region.
The festival is being organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Heritage Club. It will run until the 30th of July 2023.
Under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, this year’s festival will take on a new format. The festival, which is aimed at connecting producers, businesses, and investors, will include 23 main competitions with 293 prizes worth a total of $30.6 million (AED8.3 million) to highlight, promote, and reward the best of the best in the industry, as well as a variety of pavilions and stalls.
The festival, which is taking place during the Year of Sustainability, stands as one of Abu Dhabi’s most significant heritage events and tourist attractions. It showcases the deep cultural, heritage, and economic impact of dates in the country. Visitors have the opportunity to learn the various aspects of dates, learn about their significance, and savor the diverse range of popular date varieties cultivated in the United Arab Emirates.
In addition, visitors can explore the UAE’s rich culture and heritage through a bustling market, national pavilions, council sections, and craft corners. The vibrant market will house 165 shops and pavilions, showcasing products from productive families and national institutions, along with delightful food carts and mobile cafes.