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Established in 1989 Emirates Dates brings in 12 years of success in manufacturing and exporting of quality dates. We grew best and our main objective is producing quality Dates which made "Emirates Dates" one of the leading manufacturers of Dates throughout Middle East.

"Emirates Dates" is one of the Market Leaders in the processing and manufacturing of Date products. The Project has its Own Palms in Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah. Dates are famous for their rate of inverted sugar, minerals, vitamins, and are a good Source of Vitality. This is why they are exported all over the World.

Our product range includes different varieties such as Press Pack, Plain Dates, Almond Stuffed Dates, Date Syrup, Dates in Book Shape, Dates Paste and Date Palm Trees.

Emirates Dates attains brilliant success and its products conquer world markets.

Al-Shamsi: Our production capacity has reached 700 tons.

Nutritional value of dates is cause for the boom in sales.

Emirates Dates has attained brilliant success analogous to its production capacity that enabled it to conquer the world markets with its excellent products, the choicest kinds of native dates.

This success comes as a result of the special attention that the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nihyan, the President of the U A E has given to the agriculture sector especially in the cultivation of millions of date palms in vast areas in the country. Sheik Abdullah Rashid Obaid Al Shamsi, owner of the Emirates Dates factory, says, “But for the encouragement and assistance extended by his Highness the President of the UAE for widening the date-palm gardens and his constant support to the agriculture sector, our factory would not have been able to realize what it has attained now. Also, about the future of the factory he says, “I started thinking of establishing the factory in 1988 A D while we were preserving and stocking in freezers the dates from plantations in al –Ain city and Ras al-Khaimah Emirate, and in the year 1990 A D, there was the actual take off when a factory for wrapping and packing dates was established. Our production capacity reached around fifty tons in the first year, and the production developed very quickly so that in the year 1996 it reached 70 tons of the most well known and excellent types of dates like Al- Khalas, al- Burji, Sheeshy, al-Lulu, al-Khunaizi, al- Mirzaban, Jash Rabee‘, Jash Habsh, Yabri, Abu Mi‘an, Shabeebi, Fawd etc. He states that the headquarters of the company is in the capital Abu Dhabi and the factory is in the emirate of R’as al-Khaimah and that the company has a show room for its products in Dubai. Regarding the success that the factory has attained, Al Shamsi says, “After our products flooded the local markets we conquered the world markets as we exported dates to the countries of East Asia, Europe and the Arabian Gulf. In addition, we obtained certificates of recognition from various local, gulf and world exhibitions in which we had participated”.

He adds, “The boom in sales our products attained in the world markets results from the wide reputation that dates from gulf countries have earned since very early times. Another reason is the therapeutic utility of dates as well as their richness in minerals and vitamins that make them a rich source of nutrition, vitality, and liveliness. That can be illustrated by the words of Allah-

(Shake also to thee the palm-trunk, and there shall come tumbling upon thee dates fresh and ripe. Eat therefore, and drink, and be comforted ;( And by the prophet’s saying –

من تََصَبَّحَ بِسَبْعِ تَمَرَاتٍ مِِنْ تَمْرِ الْعَالِيَة لَمْ يَضُرَّهُ ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ سُمٌّ وَلاَ سِحْرٌ.

(Whoever has eaten seven date fruits of the high land in the morning, that day no poison or sorcery shall hurt him.)

Thus date fruits are both food and medicine. There is energy, protection, and cure in it. After breast milk, it is the first food that a baby consumes.

He referred to a study conducted in Saudi Arabia on a section of school children that showed if a student eats ten date fruits in the morning the nourishment would pass from the stomach to his brain.

Concluding his speech Al-Shamsi spoke of the importance of dates in the month of Ramadan and said that it would be very useful if a fasting man breaks his fast on a few date fruits as they contain vitamins B1 and B2 which will prepare the stomach to receive food and soften its functioning.

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