Posted on July 22, 2019

The best date in town this Summer in Qatar may well be the fourth local date festival, running from 4-10pm between 23rd July to 3rd August at Souq Waqif.  Organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Souq Waqif, the festival features over a dozen local varieties from over 80 local farms - nearly quadruple the number of participants from the previous year. 

Part of Summer in Qatar, curated by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), the Local Dates Festival is part of a wider initiative to promote home-grown products, providing local producers with a platform to market their goods and reach newer consumers.  It is part of a wider strategy to diversify offerings for both residents and visitors in Qatar, showcasing local businesses and providing authentic experiences and traditional products. Summer in Qatar includes a plethora of retail offerings across participating malls, as well as entertainment for all, summer camps for children and youth, thrilling experiences and sporting tournaments in addition to exciting travel and hospitality promotions running until 16 August.