Dhaid Dates Festival is a significant economic and heritage event: SCCI

  • Sunday 16, July 2017 in 5:12 PM
  • Abdulla bin Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI
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Sharjah 24: Abdulla bin Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), stressed that Al Dhaid Dates Festival is not an ordinary event, but an economic, cultural and social event on SCCI’s agenda.
Al Owais said that the importance of the Festival stems from its historical and symbolic significance in the hearts of the people of Central and Eastern regions of Sharjah and its positive impact on the development of the agricultural sector in general, and on palm cultivation in particular in these regions.

Al Owais explained that SCCI’s initiative to launch the festival is aimed at doubling and enhancing the interest in palm trees, support palm owners and farmers and develop and promote local date-based industries as well as to raise the quality of the UAE dates product.

Al Owais' comments came on the eve of SCCI’s preparations for the launch of the second edition of Al Dhaid Dates Festival on Thursday, July 20, which will be held for three days at Al Dhaid Cultural and Sports Club, with the participation of hundreds of palm owners, private companies and productive families in addition to government bodies.

Al Owais stressed the keenness of SCCI to develop the activities of the festival at an annual basis to celebrate the blessed fruits of the land of the UAE. Also, the palm tree constitutes one of the most important sources of sustenance for the grandparents. The festival also encourages farmers to pay more attention and care to palm trees tracing the directives of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and those of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, aiming to support all sectors of the economy in the Eastern and Central regions and instill their historical and cultural legacy.

Al Owais pointed out SCCI’s constant efforts to achieve sustainable success of the festival, which requires the concerted efforts of all concerned. He thanked all institutions and people of the region who supported the event.