The UAE has some of the best quality date palm fruit in the world, There's currently over 44 million date palms in the UAE that are grouped into 170 different varieties and the country produces close to seventy seven thousand tons of the date palm fruit.
The most famous date palm types in the UAE is Khalas, Shishi, Sagai, and Khudry.
The date palm is an integral part of the UAE culture, the fruit is consumed almost daily but more so during Ramadan. Many people gift each other date palm gifts and gift baskets during religion holidays and cultural events. The date palm is simply an integral staple in the Emirati diet.
The date palm tree has been present in the UAE close to 7000 years ago, the oldest seeds found on Delma Island dating back to 5110BC.