Date Festivals

August 4, 2020 published in Arab News “Businesswomen Showcase Products at Saudi Festival”

UNAIZAH: Enterprising businesswomen were given a platform to showcase their products during a popular Saudi dates festival.
Organized by the Unaizah Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the municipality of Unaizah, the event allocated space for female entrepreneurs to sell dates and related items. Chair of the chamber’s women’s committee, Mariam Al-Hamad Al-Mutairi, said the sales opportunity at the Unaizah Dates Festival had been part of the chamber’s efforts to support productive families in the province.

cited in Arab News

August 8, 2017 Published in Arab News “Saudi Arabia Hosts World’s Largest Date Festival in Buraidah”

RIYADH: Qassim, which hosts the world’s largest date festival in Buraidah every year at this time, is swirling with activities, with date farmers expecting high sales figures during this year’s 45-day festival.
The festival, which is not simply an annual marketplace, but also a lifeline for thousands of farmers and youths who depend on the income generated from date farming, was launched in Buraidah on Saturday by the Qassim governorate.
Saudi Arabia has the highest number of the date palm trees in the world, roughly accounting for 25 percent of the world date production. The Qassim region alone has around 7 million date palm trees, the highest among all regions in the Kingdom.

cited in Arab News

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