Date palm a symbol of UAE heritage, rich source of nutrition

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) — The date palm tree has played a vital role as a key source of food and sustenance throughout the history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The tree forms an important part of the daily life of Emirati people, as they use its fruits for food, its trunk for building homes and its fronds, leaves and fibers for traditional handicrafts.