An enormous dish of dates caught the attention of visitors at the Date Palm Festival in Riyadh. Riyadh Municipality organized the first Date Palm Festival that includes a number of activities for families including luxury dates tent, hospitality tent, craftsmen, children theatre, free drawing, desert oasis and popular foods corner.
The festival began on January 15 and will last for ten days. The dish is eight meters in diameter and carries two tons of dates of seven different kinds. The festival is taking place at the Festival Yard on Eastern Ring Road.
The assistant director of the festival Abdulla Almusa said that the festival which governmental bodies participate in, aims to introduce the palm and to develop the concept of the palm tree and market it’s products . It also aims to educate people on the various kinds of palm trees , the diseases which can infect it, communicate with the community and support the producers.
Edited by Ahmed Hassan