Emirates Society – Date Palms

College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Emirates Society
Zia Ur Rehman Said – 200834681
Khaled Aref Reza – 201250296
Instructor: Dr. Amber Haque
Spring 2014
Historical background of the Date Palm
Significance of the tree to the UAE
Visual characteristics of the different types of date
Sheikh Zayed’s order about using the trees in public
Modern influences and developments – Date Palm
The export of date palms and the new type
of confectionery using the dates
 History/Culture
and heritage
 Agriculture/Economy
 Environment/Beauty
 Health
His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed:
Anyone can use the dates from palm trees, if:
It is not on a private farm i.e. public trees
It is for personal consumption
It is not for trade purposes
It is harvested in fair amounts
May his soul rest in peace…
The Palm Islands, Dubai
 Date
 Date climbing
 Date theatre
 Date tasting
 Date kitchen
 Date photography
 Date
palm trees exported to countries like
Niger, Nambia, Somalia, Jordan etc.
Used as/for:
- Food source
- Trade businesses
- Agricultural development
 Dates
are exported to countries like KSA and
UK for consumption
“Provide me with sustainable agriculture and I will
ensure you a civilized society…”
-His Highness Sheikh Zayed
 http://www.awm-
 www.datepalmfestival.com
 http://www.alkhaleej.ae/supplements/page
 www.google.com
 www.wikipedia.org
 http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/heritag
 http://www.diet-tree.com/health-benefitsof-dates.php