Sharjah draws crowds to Ramadan and Eid Fair

More than 65,000 people have visited the Ramadan and Eid Fair, the Sharjah Ramadan Festival and the Islamic Culture Capital celebrations at the Expo Centre Sharjah in the first fortnight of Ramadan.

Part of the Sharjah exhibition ‘History of writing the Quran’. Courtesy Directorate of Arts, Sharjah Department of Culture and Information
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More than 65,000 people have visited the Ramadan and Eid Fair, the Sharjah Ramadan Festival and the Islamic Culture Capital celebrations at the Expo Centre Sharjah in the first fortnight of Ramadan.

“This is the first time that Expo Centre Sharjah is playing host to the entire Sharjah Ramadan Festival programmes along with the Ramadan and Eid Fair,” said Saif Al Midfa, the centre’s chief executive.

“We have seen great visitor interest in the Islamic Book Fair, the Ramadan Majlis, theatrical performances, Islamic lectures, seminars and panel discussions.”

The art directorate at the Department of Culture and Information has a pavilion featuring 47 art shows, most of which reflect the Islamic culture.

“History of how the Quran was Complied” shows chronologically the efforts of compiling the book.

The Ramadan and Eid Fair will be held until July 28, while the Sharjah Ramadan Festival events will continue at the centre until July 31.

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