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Exhibitions, expos or trade fairs are organised to showcase artefacts, innovative products. Since Sharjah is the cultural capital of the UAE, the city hosts many such events throughout the year.
The Expo Centre Sharjah is the most popular exhibition space of Sharjah. The city of Sharjah always has something to offer, whether it is for business or pleasure.
The Emirate of Sharjah annually hosts an international book fair to promote the love for literature among people. The 10-day event, takes place in early November at the Expo Centre, attracts many visitors from nearly 42 countries. Hundreds of publishers from all over the world come here to showcase their books.
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
The Expo Centre Sharjah is a unique and one of its kind facilities in Sharjah spread across the area of about 1,378,000 sq.ft. Founded in 1977, the Expo Centre holds many exhibition and conferences through out the year. 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: Al Taawun Street, Al Khan, Sharjah, UAE.
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 and serves the Sharjah Art Foundation as one of the venues for the Sharjah Biennial and for exhibitions, events and workshops. The building covers an area of 2600 sq.mt. and is spread over three floors. The popular Sharjah Biennial is also held here.
Address: Al Shuwaiheen, Sharjah, UAE.
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: Al Shuwaiheen, Sharjah, UAE.
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.
Address: Heritage Building, Arts Square, Al Shuwaheen, Sharjah, UAE.
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: Corniche Street,Al Shuwaihean, Sharjah, UAE.
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi established the Barjeel Art Foundation. 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 an extensive art collection is displayed. Loan facilities to the artists are also provided here.
Address: Level Two, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, UAE.