Liwa Dates Festival 2016

Liwa Dates Festival 2016

Jul 19, 2016

 

 

The festival, now in its eleventh year, is the region’s premier celebration of date production and the varied products this desert fruit is now lending itself to. A fascinating insight into many desert traditions, the festival includes a date beauty contest, a date auction, and educational sessions on how to care for palm trees. There are also competitions for the best lemons and mangoes; a heritage show runs alongside the event. 

"Sougha" is a development initiative launched by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development aiming to develop and commercialise handicraft products derived from the Emirati heritage locally and internationally through enhancing trade name with local feature. The word "Sougha" means in the local dialect the gift a traveler buys to his family and his friends form his trip.