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AJMAN, August 9 (BelTA – Emirates News Agency). – The Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival, organized by the Ajman Tourism Development Department for three consecutive days at the Emirates Hospitality Center in Ajman, has come to an end.

The event has established itself as a pioneering platform to promote and develop the palm sector and the production of dates, honey and fruits, in addition to reviving the cultural heritage and rich traditions of the UAE.

It succeeded in attracting a large number of visitors who enjoyed the distinguished activities of the festival and various competitions that allowed them to discover the most beautiful dates and honey products of 2022.

The festival also witnessed the distribution of various prizes worth AED 500,000 among the participants of the competitions of the 7th edition of the festival, which included a competition for decorating dates, honey, citrus fruits, lemon , mango and almonds, in addition to a traditional dish. and photography contests, all of which witnessed great competition between palm owners, farmers, beekeepers, chefs and photographers.

The festival witnessed a huge turnout from the public and visitors who visited the festival daily throughout its three days.

The festival included numerous events and activities aimed at reviving Emirati cultural heritage and traditions in a festive atmosphere filled with entertainment suitable for the whole family.

There was a photography competition for dates and honey products in collaboration with City University College Ajman, a cooking competition for the public and a cooking competition for hotel facilities in Ajman.

The festival also included an exhibition of the best palms produced in the country, where several farmers displayed their best dates, citrus fruits, fruits and the best local honey.

Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman’s Tourism Development Department, expressed his gratitude for the success of this year’s Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival, whether with the huge participation of owners of palm trees, farmers and beekeepers or broad public participation.

He expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, for his unwavering support for the festival, which has enhanced the reputation and position of this event year after year. to become one of the most important cultural events. , social and economic events concerned with preserving the Emirati cultural heritage, and supported and developed the palm grove and agriculture in general, in addition to the production of honey which is considered one of the vital sectors of the country and the main component of its natural environment and food resources, and a source of income for a large part of the farmers and workers in this industry.

Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi assured the continued efforts of the Ajman Tourism Development Department to further develop the Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival in the coming years and maintain its rapid and positive growth. She is keen to support farm owners and improve their income, develop this sector and ensure its sustainability by organizing more events and activities, improve the level of competition and provide advice to farmers to encourage them to adopt the latest innovations and best practices in this field. field.

Khadija Turki, Acting Director General of Ajman’s Tourism Development Department, said that the various competition entries held by this year’s festival were of great value, confirming the farmer’s commitment to the rules of the competitions on the one hand and their commitment to develop their farms and their products on the other hand. This reflects the success of Ajman Tourism in achieving its strategic objectives through this event which were to help ensure food security in the country by encouraging and empowering farmers to invest in this sector, in addition to putting highlight the quality and uniqueness of Emirati products, improve its competitiveness across the world, diversify its types and increase revenues from dates, honey and fruit products.

Turki pointed out that this year’s edition of the festival provides a leading platform to develop and improve palm plantations. He offered scientific advice to farmers on modern farming methods, innovative irrigation patterns and best practices adopted to improve the quality of date production. It has helped increase the sustainability of cultural and traditional enterprises as the organizing committee has chosen to support families and productive inmates by launching platforms to promote their crafts and handmade products.

The city council of Khor Fakkan city participated in the festival by presenting the city’s best products made from mango, figs and lemon. Dubai Municipality donated a laboratory to test the honey and determine its quality. The Al Ain City Municipality shared furniture and other products made from palm wicker, and the Sharjah Heritage Institute offered lectures and educational workshops, in addition to a space for kids.

The Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival was held with the participation and support of Al Foah, Royal for Honey, Emirates Beekeepers, Ajman Police General Headquarters, Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, Dubai Municipality, Al Ain City Municipality, Khor Fakkan City Council, Sharjah Institute for Heritage, Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, Baynounah TV and C. Live.

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