160 exhibitors for date palm festival
Abu Dhabi, November 13, 2012
More than 160 exhibitors from 18 countries will participate in the 6th edition of the Emirates International Date Palm Festival scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi later this month.
The event, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will last nearly a week from November 26 to December 1.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the festival will be organized by Turret Media in strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and in association with Date Palm Friends Society.
The Higher Organizing Committee for the Festival revealed at a press conference today that national pavilions from seven countries/territories - Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia and Palestine – will take part in the event.
Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee for the festival and ADFCA official spokesperson, said the festival would include several new activities, besides those featured previously.
Features at this year’s date palm festival include date tasting area, date index, palm tree climbing competition, dates cookery, photo gallery competition, date tree planting, heritage village, date palm theatre, a kids area and amazing prizes.
Visitors to the festival will have the chance to win up to 50 prizes in different categories and programs.
The festival seeks to educate visitors on the UAE's rich history with palm trees and dates, as well as provide a platform for businesses to communicate and expand their network, he said.
The festival will be held in conjunction with SIAL Middle East 2012, the regional edition of one of the world's largest food exhibitions, thereby providing UAE date companies with the platform to showcase their products to a much broader spectrum of visitors, traders, and industry groups. – TradeArabia News Service