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Locally-Grown Dates Take Spotlight at 4th Local Dates Festival

Local Dates Festival

The best ‘date’ in town this Summer in Qatar may well be the 4th Local Dates Festival, which will run starting this week, 23 July until 3 August at Souq Waqif, 4 pm to 10 pm. 

Date Palm

(Image from Wikipedia)

The festival is organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and by Souq Waqif, and features over a dozen local varieties from more than 80 local farms – nearly quadruple the number of participants from the previous year.

Part of Summer in Qatar, curated by Qatar National Tourism Council, the Local Dates Festival is part of a wider initiative to promote home-grown products, and provide local producers with a platform to market their goods and reach newer consumers. This is part of a wider strategy to diversify offerings for both residents and visitors in Qatar, showcasing local businesses and providing authentic experiences and traditional products.

Summer in Qatar includes a plethora of retail offerings across participating malls, as well as entertainment for all, summer camps for children and youth, thrilling experiences and sporting tournaments, in addition to exciting travel and hospitality promotions. Summer in Qatar will run until 16 August.

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