UAE’s Date Farms – A Tree of Many Uses

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Believed to be the Prophet Mohammad’s most favoured fruit, dates are intrinsically linked with UAE culture and its people. While there are many date farms in the UAE, those travelling to the region can look to stay at luxury hotels Abu Dhabi which give you a chance to experience the very best the emirates have to offer. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is such an option worth considering and is one of the best Abu Dhabi hotels both in terms of accommodation and service.

A tree that grows amidst the harsh conditions of the desert, dates have for long provided locals with a rich source of nutrition and sustenance, especially for the traditional Bedouin tribes. Today the setting up of date farms has seen this crop being grown on a more commercial scale. There are a variety of dates that can be found in the UAE including Al Farad, Dabbas and Khalas. The versatile date tree is not only prized for its fruit however and has a host of other uses too; the trunk is used during the building of tents, while the palm leaves are often weaved together in order to make traditional roofing, baskets and mats.

 

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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