The Al Foah Date Farm and Al Khaznah Tannery are set to be developed into tourist attractions.
Abu Dhabi has announced plans to transform two major businesses into new leisure attractions. It is hoped both will become popular destinations for local, regional and international tourists.
A delegation from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) visited the Al Foah Dates Factory and the Al Khaznah Tannery, according to state news agency WAM.
The Al Foah Company, based in Al Ain, owns the world’s largest organic farm. It was established in 2005 to regulate and develop the date sector in the UAE. It processes and packs more than 113,000 tons of dates each year. Its products are exported to over 48 countries worldwide. The Al Foah Organic Date Farm is now set to be revamped into a leisure attraction. The Al Foah Dates Factory and Al Khaznah Tannery will also be transformed into tourist attractions
More adventures for Abu Dhabi visitors
“These new visitor attractions now provide more adventure for our travellers to the emirate and give our guests even more choice of things to do and experience,” says Mubarak Al Nuaimi, Director of Promotions and Overseas Offices, DCT. “These family-friendly places to visit give an insight into our culture and heritage while revealing important parts of our history.”
He also believes that introducing a visitor experience to the Al Foah Dates Factory will help attract local, regional and international visitors. He feels there will be a “surge in interest for authentic cultural experiences”.
The Al Khaznah Tannery is owned by the Abu Dhabi government. It specialises in the customised production of technically advanced leathers. The visitor experience is set to offer a glimpse into the UAE’s hand-made leather production. Leather production is a practice integral to Emirati cultural heritage.
Image courtesy of Al Foah.