The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) launched the fifth edition of the Local Dates Festival this week, in cooperation with Al Meera Consumer Goods Company at Al Meera’s Hyatt Plaza branch. The event was inaugurated in the presence of high-level officials of MME and Al Meera. 

The festival, which was held in Souq Waqif every year, will be celebrated in at least 54 branches of Al Meera across Qatar. The locally-produced variety Rutab will be available to customers as part of a special promotion by Al Meera. The local Rutab is preferable to consumers because of its distinct freshness and high quality. The festival will also have various kinds of home-grown dates like Al Barhi, Shishi, Ikhlas, among others.

The festival will run until the target stock supply of 300 tonnes of local dates lasts. Over 100 local dates farms and dates producers are joining the event.

Participating Al Meera branches have allocated special areas for the local dates display, which are also available for sale at competitive prices for the entirety of the festival.