The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has announced it will contribute in the eleventh session of the Liwa Dates Festival this year by supporting the participation of 40 Emirati families in the popular festival which is considered one of the most important culture and heritage events in the country.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the festival is a celebration of ratab, the half ripen dates, which are in season in the UAE from July until September.
A spokesperson at the charity foundation said that the organisation's contribution is part of its strategy to support Emirati families through its various initiatives including helping them participate, showcase, and market their products in various exhibitions across the country such as the Global Village in Dubai, Sharjah Expo, and the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival in Al Wathba, amongst others.
The organisation helps families by encouraging them to increase production, become self-reliant, and produce a varied and sustainable sources of income.