Skip to main content

LuLu hosts mango festival across Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Thariq Al-Mulhim, manager of Agricultural Extension Department, Eastern Province, inaugurating Lulu Mango Festival at Lulu Al Khobar with Lulu Regional Director M. Abdul Basheer, Regional Manager O.S Salam, General Manager Mohammed Rafeek and other officials.


Published — Saturday 24 May 2014

Last update 24 May 2014 1:49 am

LuLu Hypermarkets has launched a week long mango festival, which continues till May 28.

Er. Thariq Al-Mulhim, manager of agricultural extension department, Eastern Province, inaugurated the event on Thursday.

“This time, we are bringing the royal collection of mangoes from the royal orchards of the kings’ farms,”
a Lulu executive said. 

The collection includes varieties from Bada Bagh orchards, which is managed by Sayed Ghani Khan’s family at Kirugavulu in Malavally taluk of Karnataka state’s Mandya district.

Regarding the Arab world, Mango has an esteemed position among fruits in Egypt since the pre-historic era. 

Saudi Arabia, where Mango is considered a dignified fruit, is one of the largest mango importers from all over the world, especially from India and Pakistan. 

The Agricultural Ministry in Saudi Arabia has been taking keen interest in developing the cultivation of mango in the Southern Region, especially in and around Jazan. In this festival, Lulu is exhibiting more than 10 varieties of mangoes from this region.

The festival features a wide range of mango based products. LuLu’s bakery department is exhibiting an exclusive range of mango products ranging from cake and bread to basboosa.

“Fresh stocks of mangoes of different varieties from almost all mango producing countries have been imported for the festival. Leading varieties of mangoes will be on sale at LuLu Hypermarkets in Riyadh and Alkhobar at highly moderate prices.” 

~Rizwin Razak, 
buying manager for fruit and vegetables, 
LuLu Saudi Hypermarkets, said.

“Special varieties like alphonso, known as king of mangoes, kesar, known as queen of mangoes, thottapuri, badami and rajapuri are being promoted throughout the festival,”

~ Abdul Saleem V.K., 
LuLu’s regional manager, 
Central Province, said.

The festival is taking place at more than 110 LuLu outlets across the Gulf.

Popular posts from this blog


While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
Announcement / Corporate

 May 19, 2011, 14:04 IST

Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…