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The 13th Liwa Dates Fes­ti­val is un­der­way at Liwa City, Al Ghar­bia. Plan a road trip into the Empty Quar­ter’s Liwa Oa­sis to wit­ness the fruit of the desert in all its glory and va­ri­eties – farm­ers from across the coun­try will dis­play their pro­duce and vis­i­tors can learn all about the nu­tri­tional ben­e­fits and the cul­tural im­por­tance dates hold in the UAE. There’s much to do here apart from shop­ping for dates in air con­di­tioned tents; the fes­ti­val also hosts com­pe­ti­tions for the best dates and best farms, ed­u­ca­tional lec­tures about the im­por­tance of the palm tree, po­etry evenings and games for chil­dren. From 4-10pm un­til July 29; visit li­wa­dates­fes­ti­val.ae.

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