17-27‭ ‬July‭, ‬2019
Daily from 4‭ ‬pm to 10‭ ‬pm
Liwa, Al Dhafra Region

A celebration of the desert fruit


Held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the Liwa Date Festival is an annual event that was launched to assist the exchange of technical expertise among farmers.


The palm tree which has played a great role in catering the nutritional and daily life needs of the human communities in the desert, is the source of the most beloved fruit that is in the very center of the festival.

The Liwa oasis that stands like a haven of life and greenery on the edge of the Empty Quarter, is the venue of the festival that aims to promote the cultivation of the best and finest varieties of dates. The Festival also seeks to raise the quality of Emirati dates so as to achieve a better level of excellence and competition, locally and internationally, while preserving the healthy natural characteristic.


The Festival includes outstanding events, notably competitions, date auctions, lectures that aim at raising awareness on the importance of the palm tree, special workshops for children, poetry evenings, popular games and others.


Yes, you may use your smart phone and participate with us in the Liwa Date Festival Photography C

One of the key highlights of the Liwa Date Festival is the Traditional Market.

The Liwa Date Festival dedicates a diverse programme and dozens of exceptional activities to chil

Liwa Date Festival competitions schedule