His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Inaugurates the Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival 2023
Ajman, July 31
Today, His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, and Chairman of Ajman Executive Council inaugurated the official opening of the 8th edition of the prestigious the Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival. In his remarks during the opening, he emphasized that the festival, hosted at the Emirates Hospitality Centre in Ajman, epitomizes the visionary aspirations of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, in safeguarding and enriching our cultural heritage for future generations. Undoubtedly, the festival stands as a prominent cultural and agricultural event in the region, cherishing ancient Emirati customs and traditions while providing an inclusive platform for families to gather and partake in a diverse range of entertainment and educational activities.
His Highness reiterated that the festival aligns with the directives of the wise leadership, led by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God protect him. These directives strengthen the status of Emirati heritage and identity by emphasizing the significance of agricultural products that have been an integral part of Emiratis' lives since time immemorial, fostering a culture of agriculture within society, bolstering the food security system, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
The eighth edition of the Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival is taking place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman. The festival, which runs until July 30, welcomes over 350 exhibitors, including palm tree owners, farmers, beekeepers, productive families, and various official authorities.
His Highness also expressed his gratitude to the Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) for organizing these annual events, which contribute significantly to the growth of tourism in the emirate. He also thanked the festival sponsors and participants for their dedication and support in ensuring the success of the event. His Highness praised the level of organization demonstrated, a reflection of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman.
The festivities commenced with the arrival of His Highness, the Crown Prince of Ajman, at the Emirates Hospitality Centre, where he was received by His Highness Sheikh AbdulAziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD), along with various local and federal government officials, farm owners, and companies showcasing dates, fruits, and honey. Additionally, representatives from government agencies that supported the festival were also present.
During the official opening of the festival, His Highness toured the various sections and exhibits, interacting with farmers and honey producers to gain insights into their products. He received detailed explanations about planting techniques, soil examination, treatment, and the significance of proper seedling location, irrigation systems, and soil fertilization.
Sheikh AbdulAziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi extended his utmost appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, for his unwavering support for the Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival. This support reflects His Highness's profound interest in the agricultural sector, especially palm cultivation and date production.
His Highness Sheikh AbdulAziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi further expressed his pride in hosting the eighth edition of the festival, emphasizing the ADTD’s commitment to preserving Emirati heritage and supporting farmers and productive families across the United Arab Emirates. He invited everyone to partake in this exceptional event and take part in a range of activities and competitions catering to the needs of all family members, farmers, and business owners.
The festival, with its meticulously crafted program, caters to visitors of all ages and backgrounds, offering a diverse and educational experience. It features a popular market that supports productive families and small and medium enterprises, along with a dates and honey market showcasing local products from farmers. Craft workshops will highlight the traditional uses of palm trees in the past and present, while a charity auction will be held to support charitable institutions.
Various traditional competitions and games aimed at children will promote Emirati identity in a festive atmosphere suitable for families. Attendees will also enjoy folklore songs and performances by popular bands participating in the festival. Additionally, the festival will host workshops, lectures, and awareness programs focused on modern agricultural practices and sustainable development solutions, as well as captivating heritage and artistic shows.
The Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival will be open daily from 11 am to 10 pm until August 3, welcoming visitors to explore the rich culture and hospitality of the UAE at the Emirates Hospitality Centre in Ajman.