Posted on January 31, 2020

The third Souq Waqif Honey Exhibition 2020 began with participation of over 150 companies, from 37 countries, showcasing more than 50 varieties of honey. The 10-day event is being organised by the Private Engineering Office (PEO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and with the participation of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

Compared to last year, the number of companies participating in the event has increased by 25 percent. The exhibition is open to the public from 8am to 12 noon, and from 3pm to 9pm, except Fridays when it will be open from 3pm to 10pm. “The exhibition includes more than 50 types of honey, of which 10 are being displayed for the first time in the Exhibition. Local companies are participating in the event because their honey is of superior quality,” said General Supervisor of Souq Waqif Honey Exhibition, Khalid Saif Al Suwaidi.

Speaking to The Peninsula, he pointed out that “For the first times countries like Sweden, Denmark, and America participating in this exhibition. The exhibition also includes Omani laboratory which can check the quality of honey. Visitors can get their honey tested from this laboratory by paying QR30.” He expects the sale of honey to be more than previous year’s exhibition. A total of 37 tonnes of honey was sold during the previous edition, while officials expect sale of 50 tonnes during this year’s exhibition.

source: The Peninsula