Make a date for Liwa
Annual festival returns in the Western Region
There’s a good chance you’ve eaten your fare share of dates during Ramadan, but if you want to try a few more, then head to the Liwa Date Festival. Now in its 12th year, this event in the Western Region runs from July 20 to 30 and is expected to attract 70,000 visitors. Dates are big business in the UAE and there are 220 prizes up for grabs and a prize pot of around Dhs6 million for the region’s date farmers. As well as buying dates, visitors can also check out a market selling traditional Emirati goods.