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Where do the dates that your friends and fam­ily un­fail­ingly re­quest as sou­venirs come from? Soon, you can find out in per­son – the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cul­ture Au­thor­ity (TCA Abu Dhabi) has col­lab­o­rated with Al Ain’s Al Foah Date Fac­tory to launch an ex­pe­ri­en­tial tourism project that will al­low vis­i­tors to pick dates from Al Ain Oa­sis’ 147,000 date palms and ex­pe­ri­ence the dif­fer­ent phases and steps in the fac­tory. Ex­pe­ri­en­tial tourism’s boom is re­in­forced by a sec­ond project at Al Khaz­nah Tan­nery that will give vis­i­tors a peek into the world of leather goods. The tours will fo­cus on sus­tain­able, hand­made leather made from camel hide the way it’s done in Emi­rati cul­ture (the tan­nery pro­duces 390,192 m2 of camel leather a year). Dates and prices of tours are yet to be con­firmed.

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