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The date market is one of the most famous sections in the Jubail market, including many famous types of dates, from all over the Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine for sale.

Fresh and dried dates are on display in this unique market, with merchants urging you to sample their wares as you pass by. The price of dates can range from 10 dirhams to 150 dirhams per kilogram, depending on the type.

The Jubail Market Festival of Dates takes place annually, hosted by the Jubail Market from mid-June to the end of September, with the participation of the owners of shops and vendors in the market, coinciding with the start of the date season in the Emirates; The festival is important for a number reasons including creating a buzz around date season and introducing many new varieties of dates to consumers. Due to their high nutritional benefits and the ease of storing and eating dates throughout the year, dates are constantly available on Emirati and Arab tables in one form or another.

Like most of Sharjah's souqs, the souq comes alive on weekends and evenings. It is especially popular during the holy month of Ramadan.

Activities Highlights

  • The Jubail Market Festival of Dates takes place annually from mid-June to the end of September

How to get there

Located near Sharjah Creek, the Date Souq is a section within Souq Al Jubail, opposite to the bus station in the Al Jubail area.
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Date Souq
Date Souq
Date Souq

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