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Posted On: 31 July 2019 09:58 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:04 pm

Over 92 tons of Qatari dates are sold during 7 days of the Local Date Festival 2019

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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The 4th Local Date Festival started on July 23 witnessed a total of 24,200 visitors during the first six days with 79 tons of sales. On the 7th day, around 3200 visitors attended the festival and 13 tons and 723kgs of dates are sold.

The festival organised by the MME and Souq Waqif management is a part of Qatar's efforts to promote locally grown products and help local farmers find the ideal market for dates.

The event is open for public from 4pm-10pm at Al Ahmad Square at Souq Waqif until August 3. The festival recorded an increase in the sale on the sixth day. On Sunday, 16,000kg dates were sold and visitor numbers reached 4,500. On Saturday, 15,532kg dates were sold while 5,800 people visited.

ILQ visited the festival on the first day, check out the video tour and to see what are the different type of local dates being sold, click here!

Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment