Sharjah: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) will continue its seventh edition of competitions at the Al Dhaid Expo Centre till 30th July 2023. The second day of the festival saw fierce competition among hundreds of palm tree owners and farmers in the two competitions of Al Ratab Beauty and Best Lemons.
The participants displayed the best dates and fruits from local production in the Emirate of Sharjah, in particular, and the whole country in general. The first day witnessed a number of winners participating in Al Ratab Khanzi Beauty and the Largest Dates Branch (40 kilograms and above for Khasab Dates, 50 kilograms for other varieties). The competition attracted lots of participants, who competed to deliver the best products their farms had to offer and demonstrated a deep interest in the competition’s conditions.
In addition, he said the festival will facilitate exchanging experiences and learning about the best practices adopted to enhance the quality of dates and date production.
Mr. Rashid Mohair Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Sorting and Evaluation Committee, said that the intense competition confirms the event’s innovative position as a prestigious annual platform that palm owners, farmers, industrialists, and traders are eager to participate in, thanks to the significant contribution it makes to raising the quality of the local product.
The Chairman called on farmers and palm owners to participate in the competitions taking place at the event, as the Al Shishi Dates Red Fig and the Most Beautiful Basket competitions are scheduled for the third day, while the last day witnesses the General Elite and Al Dhaid Fort Elite Competitions.
The festival, which continues to welcome visitors every day from 8 AM until 10 PM, features a number of competitions for which awards totaling more than one million dirhams have been allocated. These awards will be given to the competition winners in the main categories such as Al Ratab Beauty, Largest Dates Branch, Best Lemons, Fig Contest, Al Heseel Date Contest, and Most Beautiful Dates Basket (only for women). Each category offers rewards of between $270 (AED 1,000) and $6,750 (AED25,000).