32 tonnes of dates sold at festival
August 08 2016 09:29 PM
The festival showcases some of the popular varieties of dates produced by local farms.
The festival showcases some of the popular varieties of dates produced by local farms.

Doha

More than 32 tonnes of dates and 1,408 seedlings have been sold at the Local Dates Festival over 10 days, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has said.

The festival is being held at Souq Waqif until August 14.

In a press statement, the MME said 4,444kg of dates were sold on Thursday, 4,125kg on Friday and 3,550kg on Saturday, taking the total quantity sold since the festival's launch on July 28 to 32,772kg.

Berghash al-Nuaimi, one of the organisers of the festival, said around 200 people visit the festival on a daily basis.

He stressed that the number of visitors increases significantly on weekends due to the arrival of tourists from neighbouring GCC states and other countries.

The festival has also been attended by HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi and other dignitaries, including ambassadors of some countries.



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