View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, February 25, 2008

UAE: Home to 40 million Date Palm Trees

Many representatives from all over the world are gathering in Dubai at the moment for Gulfood to discover and do trade deals.

Special envoy from Brazil, Alexandre Roche, writes a post (25 February 2008) for the Brazil-Arab News Agency and here is his introduction:

“The United Arab Emirates is not one of the countries best known for its agricultural production. When speaking about the country, people generally think about the skyscrapers of Dubai and about the oil of Abu Dhabi. But the country stands out at least in one product of the countryside, or desert—dates. Here, there are 40 million date trees, among them trees that are growing and producing.”

In the remainder of his article, Roche expands on the cultivation and export of dates and other food products that the UAE is exporting.

Dr. Geoff Pound.

Image: “Here, there are 40 million date trees…”