Ramadan Fair opens in Sharjah
Sharjah , September 26, 2007
The Ramadan Fair got off to a grand start yesterday (September 25) at Expo Centre Sharjah.
The Ramadan Fair, the Middle East's most popular annual multi-product consumer exhibition and family entertainment event, is being 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 chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Ahmed Mohammed Al Midfa. 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 Al Midfa.
Immediately after the inauguration ceremony, the Ramadan Fair witnessed a significant rush of visitors consisting of people of different nationalities and wide-ranging age brackets, said an official spokesman.
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.
Some of the major exhibitors at the fair are Otazu - the famous fashion jewellery brand, Damas, Arabian Automobile, Air Arabia, Chen One, Modern Emirates Poultry, Taher & Sons, Al Mandoos, Embee Garments Factory, Ajmal's Perfumes, and Mecca Cola, among others.
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.- TradeArabia News Service