Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region is set to host one of the most beloved cultural events of the year—the Liwa Date Festival. Scheduled to run from July 15 to July 28, this festival is a tribute to the UAE’s rich agricultural heritage and a celebration of its thriving date farming industry.

Now in its 20th year, the Liwa Date Festival has grown into a significant event that not only highlights the importance of date farming but also supports and uplifts the farmers of the region.

This festival serves as a platform for sharing the latest agricultural techniques and knowledge about producing high-quality dates. Attendees can participate in lectures and discussions led by experts, offering a deep dive into the fascinating world of date farming.

Liwa Date Festival

The festival is packed with activities designed to engage and entertain visitors of all ages. One of the highlights is the Date Beauty Competition, where the finest dates are judged based on their quality and appearance. In addition, the Model Farm Competition showcases exemplary farming practices, promoting excellence in agriculture.

For families, there’s a dedicated children’s village filled with fun activities to keep the little ones entertained. And, of course, no visit to the Liwa Date Festival would be complete without tasting the various kinds of dates on display, each offering a unique flavor and texture.

Among the most eagerly anticipated events is the Best Date Fruit Competition. Farmers vie for the coveted title, with winners sometimes taking home prizes worth over AED 6,000.

Best of all, tickets to the festival are free. Whether you’re a date aficionado, an agriculture enthusiast, or simply looking for a delightful cultural experience, the Liwa Date Festival offers something for everyone.