A fair way to break your fast

The annual Ramadan fair featuring a large variety of consumer products along with entertainment programmes opens up at Sharjah Expo Centre

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Published: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 11:10 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:51 PM

THE RAMADAN Fair, the Middle East’s most popular multi-product consumer exhibition and family entertainment event, got off to a grand beginning on Tuesday evening at Expo Centre Sharjah.

The Ramadan Fair, an annual event, is held in conjunction with the Sharjah Ramadan Festival, and is an integral part of the emirate’s grand celebrations of Eid Al Fitr or the festival of breaking the fast.

The Fair was officially opened by Ahmed Mohammed Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). Also present at the opening ceremony were Board members of the SCCI and Expo Centre Sharjah, directors of various government departments, and members of the diplomatic corps and trade associations.

“Over the years, the Ramadan Fair has come to be considered as one of the region’s most popular and widely visited consumer events,” said Ahmed Mohammed Al Midfa, after inaugurating the Fair.

“The fact that the Fair attracts large numbers of visitors not only from the UAE but also from the neighbouring countries, points towards the event’s immense popularity in the region. The large visitor turnout, year after year, may be attributed to the Fair’s varied exhibit profile and its offers of attractive bargains coupled with an exciting mix of entertainment programmes held alongside for the entire family. I am confident that this year’s Ramadan Fair will be as exciting and successful an event as its previous editions,” he added.

With Eid Al Fitr just weeks away, the visitor numbers are expected to swell considerably in the coming days, especially during the weekends.

The ongoing Ramadan Fair is spread over a total area of 20,000 sq. m., both indoor and outdoor. More than 200 exhibitors are displaying a fascinating range of consumer goods and services from China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, and the UAE.

Displays comprise of an extremely varied product range including gifts and novelties, textile and readymade garments, perfumes and cosmetics, stationery items and toys, home furniture and handicrafts, carpets and rugs, home appliances, sports equipment and wear, food items, electronics and electrical goods, household items, and leather garments.

Besides an interesting range of products and services at highly competitive prices, what makes this year’s Ramadan Fair more attractive for both adults and children alike are the host of entertainment programmes alongside.

More than 12,000 sq. m. of indoor and outdoor space has been dedicated at the venue to exclusively feature several exciting and fun-filled game shows and rides including pony and camel rides. The rides particularly are aimed at keeping the children playfully occupied while their parents shop for some of the season’s best bargains.

All visitors to the Ramadan Fair are eligible to participate in the daily raffle draws and win fabulous prizes.

The Ramadan Fair is open till October 14, from 8.30pm till 12.30am during the Ramadan period, and from 4.30pm till 11pm during Eid holidays.

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