Al Dhafra (Union)
The 17th edition of the Liwa Date Festival competitions, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, was organized by the Abu Dhabi Cultural and Heritage Programs and Festivals Management Committee, during the period from 1
July 25 in Liwa, Al Dhafra Region.
Obaid Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Director of the Liwa Date Festival, Director of Projects and Planning in the Committee for the Management of Festivals and Cultural and Heritage Programs, said: The festival comes every year in response to the directives of the wise leadership aimed at preserving the heritage of the UAE and developing the agricultural sector, and the unlimited support for all festivals and heritage events, and diligent follow-up. For His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the representative of the ruler in the Al Dhafra region, and the sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for the festival, which contributed to the development of the festival year after year until agriculture today became a well-established culture among the people of society.
Obaid Al Mazrouei pointed out that the Liwa Date Festival recorded a new success in addition to the festival’s successes over the past years, despite the exceptional circumstances that the world is going through due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the various competitions recorded distinguished participations from all regions of the Emirates, during which distinguished items were presented, whether from In terms of dates or fruits competitions, he added that the Liwa and Al Dhafra elite dates competitions witnessed dozens of varieties of fine dates from local production from the farms of the UAE, as well as the “Fruits Basket Competition” recorded dozens of varieties of distinctive fruits, which calls on the organizing committee to expand its competitions during the sessions. coming.
Al Mazrouei explained that this year’s activities were limited to 22 competitions for dates, fruits, the model farm and the most beautiful fairy tale, for which 253 prizes were allocated with a total value of more than 8 million and 200 thousand dirhams. July 22-25), during the Eid Al-Adha holiday.
He thanked and appreciated the great contributions made by the success partners from national institutions and companies to the success of the goals of the festival, who numbered 15 national institutions, led by the Court of the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra region, the strategic partner of the festival, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and the Abu Dhabi Center for Waste Management. Tadweer”, the sponsor of community outreach, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, and supporters (Department of Municipalities and Transport – Al Dhafra Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi Police, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” – Al Dhafra Hospitals, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, company SecureTech, Al Foah Company, General Women’s Union, Al Ghadeer Emirati Crafts) and the media partner of Baynouna Channel.
As part of the Liwa Date Festival 2021, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, 5 virtual lectures were held in which agricultural engineers and experts in agriculture and agricultural pest control participated. The lectures included the following titles (good agricultural practices for palms and dates, palm pest control, commercial palm varieties, operations Harvesting and harvesting of date palms, basics in the cultivation of fruit trees.
The Organizing Committee of the Liwa Date Festival announced the results of the competitions of dates of salvation and imposition within the open rounds and the runs allocated to farms in the Al Ain region, where it allocated about one million and 686 thousand dirhams as cash prizes distributed over 80 prizes within 4 matches, including 25 prizes for the dates of salvation (the open round), and 25 A prize for evaluating the rubb al-Khalas for farms in the Al-Ain region, 15 prizes for evaluating the rubb al-fard (the open round), and 15 prizes for evaluating the rumb al-fard for farms in the al-Ain region.
The competition of Rutb Al-Khalas (the open round) resulted in Nassib Ahmed Hamad Demina Al Mansouri winning the first place, Obaid Saeed Nassib Khamis Al Mazrouei in second place, Saif Bakhit Saif Murshid Al Marar in third place, Issa Faris Saeed Al Mazrouei in fourth place, and Mubarak Salem Saeed in fifth place. Mansouri.
The Rawb Al-Khalas auction for Al-Ain farms scored the victory of Ali Saeed Hammouda Khamis Al-Ariani in the first place, in the second place Sultan Saeed Muhammad Sultan Al-Ariani, in the third place Ahmed Khamis Hamouda Khamis Al-Ariani, in the fourth place Abdullah Mubarak Humaid Aya Al Shamsi, and in the fifth place Mubarak Muhammad Muftah Al Shamsi .
In Mazayna Rutb Al-Fard (Al-Shot Al-Farda), Qamsha Saif Butti Al-Mazrouei won first place, the heirs of the late Ali Musabeh Al Kindi came in second, Mubarak Misbah Al Marar Kindergarten came in third, Mubarak Salem Saeed Al Mansouri came fourth, and Afra Muhammad Khalfan Al Hamli came in fifth. .
In the Rutb Al-Fard auction for farms in Al Ain region, Ali Saeed Hamouda Khamis Al-Ariani won the first place, in the second place Abdullah Mubarak Humaid Aya Al Shamsi, in the third place Khalifa Butti Mohammed Khalifa Al Shamsi, in the fourth place Matar Ali Muftah Mohammed Al Shamsi, and in the fifth place Saeed Hamouda Khamis Al-Ariani. .
The organizing committee of the Liwa Date Festival also announced the names of the winners of the model farm competition in its three categories (the eastern lecturers, the western records in the city of Liwa, and the farms of the cities of Al Dhafra). Maryam Ali Muhammad Al-Mansoori, and the first place in the Western Lecturer category went to “Issa Faris Saeed Al Mazrouei”, and the second place was “Kamasha Saif Butti Al Mazrouei”, while the first place in the Al Dhafra cities category went to “Khalifa Suhail Ali Rabie Al Mazrouei”, and in second place “ Muhammad Khalfan Muhammad Suwaih Al Mazrouei”, where the results were published on the accounts of the Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Programs Committee “Our Heritage”.
The Liwa Elite Dates Competition recorded the progress of “Salham Harmos Saeed Saleh Al Mazrouei” to win the first place, while the second place went to “Mira Ali Murshid Al Marar”, and in the third place “Saif Sayah Salem Tamash Al Mansouri”, and in the fourth place “Salma Musabeh Al Kindi Al Marar”, And in the fifth place «Mubarak Salem Saeed Al-Mansoori».
As for the Al Dhafra Elite Dates competition, the first place went to “Heirs of Abdullah Hazha Abdullah Al Marar”, in the second place “Obeid Saeed Nassib Khamis Al Mazrouei”, and in the third place “Ahmed Saif Muhammad Al Falasi”, and in the fourth place “Saeed Salem Jaber Saeed Al Mansouri”. And in fifth place, “Mohammed Ahmed Demina Al-Mansoori”.