A date with the winners

Liwa Dates Festival organisers announced on Monday the winners of Al Khneizi and Bu Maan dates competitions.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 22 Jul 2013, 11:57 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:19 PM

Obaid Saeed Naseeb Al Mazrouei took home Dh125,000 and the first place in the Bu Maan category, followed by Mansour Ali Salman Mohammed Al Mansouri, who was awarded Dh100,000 for the second place and Osha Mohammed Ali Salman Al Mazrouei, who was awarded Dh75,000 for third place.

In Al Khneizi category, the winner of the Dh125,000 cheque was Mohammed Khalfan Khamees bin Khasseba Al Dhaheri, while Rashid, Hamda, Saleha and Suhail Abdullah Hatha Al Murar collected the Dh100,000 cheque for the second place and Khamees Ali Murshid Al Murar collected the third prize of Dh75,000.

Up to 15 other contestants were awarded various cash prizes in both categories. As in previous years, the exhibitors in the festival are of particular attraction to visitors.

Mohammed Jala Al Riyasa, director of Communication and Community Service Department in Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, stressed the importance of participating every year.

“We receive questions every day from the festival visitors about the authority’s role in controlling food products, and we answer them directly,” he said.

“We also raise awareness among the public, farmers, citizens and residents on the importance of communicating with the authority to obtain any information required, and to report any foodstuff-related violations, in order to ensure health and safety for all.”

Members of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority are also part of the festival’s competition committee, part of their role being to monitor food safety.

silvia@khaleejtimes.com



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