Dates are considered a cultural and religious tradition in many countries in the Middle East. The UAE is one of the top ten date producers in the world, the date palms representing over 90 percent of the fruit trees in the country. These palms of different varieties produce over 75000 tones of fruit every year. The locals frequently offer dates boxes as presents to their friends and family, especially during Ramadan, while most of the great number of the tourists that come to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi also choose to buy these traditional products as gifts for their relatives back home.
There are a great number of date processors and wholesalers in Dubai, who provide a wide range of products both for sale in different shops within the UAE, and for export, the country being ranked on the first place in the world in the export of dates.
The entire process through which dates must go before finding their place on the shelves of a shop includes initial sorting and removal of defective fruit, cleaning with air pressure and water, air drying, sorting by quality and size, dehydrating until reaching the optimal moisture level for preserving their quality during transport and handling, surface coating, in some cases, for reducing stickiness and improving appearance and gloss, and packaging in a suitable material that protects the fruit from physical damage and moisture absorption. For other varieties apart from plain dried dates, such as date specialties filled with roasted or caramelized nuts, filled with ginger, candied fruit, lemon peel or orange peel or for date bites covered in dark, milk or white chocolate, coconut, pistachio or pecan nuts, among many others, additional steps are necessary in the process, depending on the requirements for each variety. After receiving the dehydrated fruit or specialties from the date processors, the wholesalers take care of the packaging, if they have not been packaged after the production process and distribute the products to various national and international suppliers, as well as to sweets shops and confectioneries in the UAE.
If you are looking to purchase any of the products for your confectionery or for selling them in different shops, no matter which of the date processors and wholesalers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah you choose to work with, you can be sure of the high quality products they provide, as well as of the reliability and fast order processing they offer.