The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) held a press conference on August 2 at The Ajman Palace Hotel to announce the second Ajman Liwa Dates Festival that will take place from August 5 to 7, 2015 at Emirates Hospitality Center in Ajman. The festival is being organized by ATDD in collaboration with a special committee from Liwa Dates Festival to celebrate the harvest season of “Ratab”.
Ajman Liwa Dates Festival is aimed at boosting tourism in Ajman and presents a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to discover the many unique varieties of dates including Neghal, Khalass, Khenaizi, Fard, Lulu, and more. Taking part in the fair are a number of local farmers exhibiting the finest produce from their farms.
A mix of cultural festivities are also being organized on the sidelines of the event to showcase the rich culture, heritage and traditions of the UAE. Folk music and dance as well as traditional crafts and food will be on offer alongside a host of live cooking shows featuring chefs from top 5-star hotels in Ajman including The Ajman Palace Hotel.
Speaking on the occasion Ferghal Purcell, General Manager of The Ajman Palace Hotel, said, “There is no doubt that tourism is the single biggest and most important economic tool to drive business and development to the emirate of Ajman. And this can only be achieved by an ongoing commitment from all partners in tourism on a sustained basis. We are therefore, delighted to be involved in the second ‘Liwa Dates Festival’ which has upon the directive of the Chairman of Ajman Tourism H.E. Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, been organized and co-ordinated by the Ajman Tourism and Development Department under the leadership of General Manager of ATDD H.E. Faisal Al Nuaimi. It is a great opportunity for us at The Ajman Palace Hotel to participate in this amazing initiative aimed at preserving and promoting the local heritage while enhancing the cultural knowledge and experience”.