In pictures: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed visits Liwa Date Festival in Al Dhafra
Liwa Date Festival, which is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has been an effective platform for the stimulation of economic activity in Al Dhafra region, with the Traditional Market has successfully contributed to the support and promotion of Emirati products.
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, visited the Liwa Date Festival this evening, which is being held under His Highness’s patronage in the city of Liwa in the Al Dhafra region and organised by the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee. During his tour of the festival's activities, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed praised the great support shown by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, towards the agricultural sector, especially for sustainable date farming, due to its importance as a source of food and its connection to the noble customs and traditions of the UAE community, as well as its value to food security. His Highness praised the efforts of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, to support the economic, community and cultural development of the Al Dhafra region and to organise notable heritage activities, which reflect the authenticity and history of Al Dhafra and strengthen the establishment of a national identity and folk heritage for the children of the country. His Highness expressed his confidence and pride in the date products and their processing methods, which reflect the nation’s agricultural advancement. His Highness also presented his appreciation to the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee and the festival’s participants. His Highness’s tour of the festival included the pavilions of government and private institutions, with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, and the Alfoah Company specialising in processing dates. His Highness also visited the folk market, with products and handicrafts derived from palms, dates, and their derivatives.