Ministry extends dates festival by a week

 04 Aug 2017 - 1:33

Ministry extends dates festival by a week
Visitors at the Second Local Dates Festival at Souq Waqif.

The Peninsula

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has decided to extend the Second Local Dates Festival at Souq Waqif for another week in order to meet the increasing demands of visitors. Accordingly, the festival is due to conclude on August 12 instead of August 5.

The festival which was launched on July 27, has achieved a peerless success comparing to the previous year, said the Ministry yesterday in a statement. 

Due to the high demand, the festival is witnessing big sales of different types of dates with quantities ranging between 7 to 12 tonnes every day. This year festival has attracted considerable number of VIPs and senior officials along the increasing number of nationals and expatriates.

There are a total of 61 local farms participating in this year festival , which is three fold of the last year participants said the ministry.

The ministry also noted that exhibitors have sold a total of 70 tonnes from different types of dates since the binning of the festival and week end represents the golden opportunity for as number of visitors significantly increases and where the total sale is expected to reach 10 tonnes.

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