Expo Centre Sharjah to host Ramadan festival
Sharjah, June 26, 2014
The Expo Centre Sharjah is set to host the Sharjah Ramadan festival, said the executive committee for the Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital 2014 Celebrations.
The festival, which coincides with the celebrations of Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital, will run for 30 days and include many Islamic cultural activities and programmes, said a statement.
More than 20 countries from around the world will take part in the event, with 50 international figures. It will also comprise nine large pavilions, 30 art exhibitions, and five theatrical performances, together with more than 65 lectures, seminars, panel discussions and over 30 art workshops.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of the Executive Committee for the SICC 2014 Celebrations, said that Sharjah Ramadan is an Islamic cultural celebration that mirrors Sharjah’s interest in thought, art, media and heritage.
“It seeks to provide its visitors with Islamic cultural information in an interesting way and offer them the chance to meet scientists, intellectuals and artists and benefit from their experiences,” he said.
He emphasised the significance of holding all Islamic and cultural events under one roof, which will make it easier for visitors to communicate and take part in all activities, pointing out that Islamic culture, which includes Islamic thought, art, heritage and social life, is one indivisible whole.
Sharjah Ramadan will cover the cultural, artistic, theatrical and social aspects of Islamic culture, said the statement.
It will, for the first time in the emirate, include an Islamic book fair, as well as a collection of Mamluk Qur’an manuscripts and rare Islamic artworks. Its Majalis will host imminent scientists and artists as speakers, it said.
The festival will also include a pavilion for Sharjah TV and another for Islamic lectures, in addition to the Ramadan Majlis, Art Bazaar, Spice Route Markets, Arab and Islamic Heritage Village and Islamic Heritage Theatre, it added. - TradeArabia News Service