Sharjah Ramadan Fair visitors up 17pc
Sharjah, August 12, 2013
The Ramadan and Eid Fair at Expo Centre Sharjah saw a 17 per cent rise in visitors during its 24-day run.
The fair concluded on August 10 and registered as many as 104,466 visitors over the past year’s turnout of 89,332, said a senior official.
“What is more impressive is the fact that we have seen this encouraging rise in visitor numbers during the summer months when the school vacation is on. During this period, expat families are often out of the country, and the searing heat prevents people from coming out quite often,” said Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, director-general, Expo Centre Sharjah.
Visitor analysis also showed that though the majority of visitors were from the country, the fair saw a fair share of footfalls from the neighbouring GCC countries.
The fair included entertainment, cultural, health and amusement activities, besides featuring more than 200 exhibitors from across the world showcasing an extensive range of household and lifestyle products, said a statement.
The ‘Taste of Ramadan Week’ had local and international chefs dishing out Emirati as well as international cuisine throughout the show, it said.
Well-known scholars delivered the Ramadan lecture series held every Thursday in different languages - Arabic, English, Urdu and Tagalog.
Other activities included free health check-up organised by the Sharjah Health Zone, quiz contests, magic shows, face painting, cartoon characters and folk dances, with special amusement and entertainment programmes added during the Eid holidays, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service
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