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Sharjah Exhibitions

Exhibitions, expos or trade fairs are organised to showcase a selection of items that includes artefacts as well as a variety of products. The city of Sharjah has been called the cultural capital of the UAE and the city coordinates many such events for the entertainment of the people. The Expo Centre Sharjah and the Sharjah International Book Fair are some of the most popular exhibition spaces that are noted for their uniqueness around the world. The city of Sharjah always has something to offer whether it is for business or pleasure.

Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah International Book Fair

Sharjah International Book Fair

The Emirate of Sharjah annually hosts an international book fair to promote the love for literature among people. The 10-day event, taking place in early November at the beautifully landscaped Expo centre of Sharjah, attracts over 400,000 visitors from nearly 42 countries. Hundreds of publishers from all over the world come here to showcase their books.

Address: Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), P.O. Box 73111, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 512 3344

Expo Centre Sharjah
Expo Centre Sharjah

Expo Centre Sharjah

The Expo Centre Sharjah is a unique and one of its kind facilities in Sharjah. Founded in 1977, the Expo centre is an exhibition and conference centre which occupies an area of about 1,378,000 sq. ft. The place was renovated and moved to its present location in 2002, and is located just opposite Al Arab Mall in the Al Khan Area.

Address: Expo Centre Sharjah, P.O.Box 3222, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 577 0000

Bait Al Serkal
Heart of Sharjah

Bait Al Serkal

Bait Al Serkal was the house of the British Commissioner for the Arabian Gulf back in the nineteenth century. After its restoration in 1995, it has converted into a cultural space that serves as a location for exhibitions, artistic events and workshops. The building covers an area of 2600 m2 and is spread over three floors. The popular Sharjah Biennial is also held here.

Address: Bait Al Serkal, Arts Square, Arts Area Al Shuwaiheen, Sharjah, UAE.

Collections Building
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Collections Building

The Collections Building is used to hold art events, temporary exhibitions, and also workshops for the artists. Earlier, the place was used to accommodate the Orientalist collection of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi which now is showcased at the Sharjah Art Museum. The Collection Building also serves as a setting for the Sharjah Biennial.

Address: Collections Building, Al Shuwaiheen, Sharjah, UAE.

Emirates Fine Arts Society
Heart of Sharjah

Emirates Fine Arts Society

Founded in the year 1980, the Emirates Fine Arts Society is a non-profit organisation which strives to help, develop and support the artists and art professionals in the UAE. Sharjah is the head location of the society but they also have the presence in other cities in the UAE like Abu Dhabi, Khor Fakkan and Ras Al Khaimah. They are also connected with organisations like the International Association of Art and the Arab Art Association.

Tel.: +971 6 568 4488

Bait Obaid Al Shamsi
Heart of Sharjah

Bait Obaid Al Shamsi

The Bait Obaid Al Shamsi was once a house owned by Obaid Bin Hamad Al Shamsi and was built in the nineteenth century. The house has now been restored and converted into a space that holds exhibitions, art events, workshops for artists and also works as an art studio. The building can be conveniently reached from the Corniche Street and Arts Square.

Address: Al Buhaira Qurneesh, Al Firdan Centre, Sharjah, UAE.

Barjeel Art Foundation
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Barjeel Art Foundation

The Barjeel Art Foundation was established by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi. It is a well-accepted art platform which houses one of the most coveted collections of arts in the UAE. Its exhibition space holds more than 1000 pieces of contemporary art and objects. The institution also has a permanent museum, where a large art collection is displayed. Loan facilities to the artists are also provided here.

Address: Level Two, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 556 6555

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