The Liwa Date Festival (locally known as Mazayinet al Ratab) is an annual festival that aspires for nation-wide recognition. its aim to spread awareness among citizens and expatriates about the value , role and types of dates. it also aspires to become one of Abu Dhabi’s distinguished heritage events and tourist attractions. By encouraging competition, the festival seeks to improve the quality of UAE dates and to make them more competitive globally.
Building on keen interest in dates first expressed by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE founder and father of Abu Dhabi’s agricultural drive, the festival enjoys full support of the president H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan , Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces.
The main idea behind the Festival is to encourage planting of palm trees and to further consolidate the role traditionally played by dates in the life of UAE people. It introduces date procedures to modern agricultural practices and gives them incentives to develop their organic products as a feasible source of income. The festival is also a platform for farmers to exchange their experiences and know how on ideals ways to produce the best types of dates
As a contribution to preserving the heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Emirates post has issued a set of commemorative stamps in two denominations as well as distinctive souvenir sheet on the Liwa date festival.
16 stamps per denomination, a total of 32 stamps in 2 sheets
Stamp Price: 1 AED, 5 AED