Khalifa International Date Palm Award

The Khalifa International Date Palm Award was established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE (May God Protect Him) with presidential decree Number 15/2007, dated 20 March 2007, and through Presidential Decision Number 02/2007, dated 7 July 2007, which defined the members of the Award’s Board of Trustees. His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, President of the Board of Trustees, attended the inaugural ceremony of the Khalifa International Date Palm Award held on 7 April 2008 at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The inauguration ceremony attracted both regional and international attention to the date palm tree and the strategic future of dates as a balanced food product, and highlighted it as an essential part of the sustainable development process initiated by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE (May God Protect Him).