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Souq Al Jubail launches ‘Dates Fest’

Date-Fest

Souq Al Jubail is Sharjah’s largest fresh produce market.

Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

A “Dates Festival” was launched at Souq Al Jubail (SQAJ) and will last until the end of August. The event provides shoppers and visitors an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of fresh dates, imported especially to meet their needs.

This year’s festival witnessed a wide participation of date farmers and traders from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman, as part of SQAJ’s efforts in cooperating with sister countries. This will enable consumers in the UAE to have dates, coming from their original countries, at suitable prices. It also helps visitors learn about the various types of dates grown in the region.

The Dates Festival is one of the most successful annual festivals organised by SQAJ. This is due to the great interest shoppers have in dates, and the various uses of dates by families in hospitality and confectionery. The SQAJ management continuously works towards enhancing the festival to increase its appeal and attraction and have more farmers and traders participate in it.

The festival is witnessing a large turnout of shoppers, who benefit from certain types of the dates which received the lion’s share of the festival’s sales especially Nighal, Khunaiziri, Ratna and Jabali and others.

Souq Al Jubail, Sharjah’s largest fresh produce market, is a development project of Sharjah Asset Management. Strategically located in the heart of Sharjah City, SQAJ is a family and tourist destination, designed to meet the needs of citizens and residents for all types of meat and fresh fish, vegetables and fruits at competitive prices.

Recently a Dhs5 billion project developed across 400 hectares on Jubail Island marked its official launch in the UAE capital.

Set to feature six investment zone villages – Marafaa Al Jubail, Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail, Ain Al Maha, Souk Al Jubail and Bed’a Al Jubail, Jubail Island is strategically located between Yas Island and Saadiyat Island.

Jubail Island offers plots ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 sq m and villas ranging in size from 300 to 1,200 sq m.

Comprising 400 single-family and 400 multi-family homes, the project is slated for completion in Q4 2022, and varied ownership options mean that plots can be arranged for handover as early as Q1 2021.