The city of Sharjah is a venue for many national and international events and festivals.
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Also, they spend most of their time praying. All eateries, restaurants and cafes remain closed during the day time of this month.
In Ramadan, the authorities of the Sharjah Ramadan Festival conduct plenty of promotional, cultural, social, religious, artistic, and healthcare-related events.
Website: Sharjah Ramadan Festival (SRF)
Sharjah Water Festival:
The Sharjah water festival offers several activities that include sand sculpture competitions, water skiing, firework displays and many more activities.
The international book fair:
The city of Sharjah hosts an annual international book fair which is a popular event among the tourists. It takes place in a beautifully landscaped Expo centre of Sharjah. The Emir of Sharjah personally takes interest in the annual book fair event. Hundreds of publishers from all over the world come here to join this event.
Chinese Commodities Fair:
The Chinese Commodities fair is one of the largest trade fairs that takes place in the city of Sharjah. The fair offers a wide range of consumer goods, household and industrial goods.
Sharjah Arts Biennial:
Since 1993, the Department of Culture and Information of Sharjah organizes the international Art Biennial event in the city. This festivity is organized to encourage relationships between artists and art institutions of Arab countries. This event gives great opportunity to Arab artists to share their ideas and art with other artists coming from all around the world. The event is held in the months of April and June.
Sharjah is popular among the tourists for its shopping festivals. Every year, all major malls and sellers arrange shopping festivals during the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Spring Promotions in March.
Sharjah Summer Festival:
In summer, the city of Sharjah offers ten weeks of fun and great entertainment for all. This annual event starts in the month of June running parallel to Dubai Shopping festival. During this festival, a large number of summer promotional activities are arranged in the city. The promotional activities include special discounts, offers, some promotional events and grand shows. Usually, these activities are organized to encourage shoppers during the summer season.
Sharjah Spring Festival:
Every year, thousands of tourists visit Sharjah's Spring Festival which takes place in the month of January. The event is participated by over 1700 outlets selling a variety of products. The promotions in the spring festival include special discounts and offers, fun and entertaining events and activities aimed at highlighting the tourism scene of Sharjah.