Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the event this year includes popular features like traditional theatre and kitchen, kids workshop and playground, date tree climbing, date tree planting, date tasting oasis and date museum.

Emirates International Date Palm Festival is a family event where children can learn more about the date palm and understand the heritage of their ancestors.