2001 exhibitions

Expo Centre Sharjah pioneered the exhibition industry in the Gulf. Established in 1977, it was the only venue to host exhibitions that provided regional industry a platform to showcase their products, bring in international traders and boost investment to the region.

In 1991, Expo Centre was taken over by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry as its official exhibition organisation. With this move, the exhibition centre widened its horizons to match the growing market economies by introducing specialised trade fairs and solo-country fairs.

It has introduced some of the most popular events to the Middle East that are awaited by industry watchers to enter this lucrative market. It plays an important role in supporting business in the region as it serves as an ideal entry point for new products eyeing the Middle East and Gulf markets. Thus, it directly and indirectly affects the economic, business and industrial activities in the region.

Expo Centre is sprawled over 88,000 square metres, with 13,000 square metres of covered space and a car park of 1,500 vehicles. It has a sophisticated conference hall, state-of-the-art communications system and a permanent exhibition space for regional manufacturers to display their products.

Exhibition halls
The air-conditioned exhibition halls cover 13,000 sq.metres space, with Hall 1, 3 & 4 admeasuring 2,000 sq. metres each while Hall 2 is 4,750 sq.mts and Hall 5 is 2,500 sq.mts. The uncovered area is stretched over 10,000 sq.mts., ideal for static or moving open-air displays. The covered area of three high-domed pillar-free halls incorporates all the exhibition venue features such as general illumination, air-conditioning, sound system, water and compresssed air, electrical cabling, safety etc. to match the British standards in terms of show platform.

Conference facilities
Instead of having one all-purpose exhibition hall, Expo Centre conference facilities are divided into distinct need based units. The main conference hall can seat upto 450 people and has ultra-modern sound, lighting and audio-visual facilities.

Permanent exhibition of national industries
On the Expo Centre premises, this 2,500 sq.mts exhibition is a convenient showcase for regional and international visitors to get a glimpse of products made in Sharjah. The exhibition displays products of 128 national firms and the goods range from foodstuff, garments, jewellery, paints, computers, cement to engineering equipment.

New premises
In line with the comprehensive development encompassing the U.A.E. in general and Sharjah, in particular, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved the final design of the Sharjah International Trade Centre. The 56-storeyed building is an impressive design in architectural marvel and will be built over 65,000 square metres. The new high-rise will house the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Expo Centre Sharjah, conference halls, commercial representative offices, etc.


Jan 24 to Feb 2

Egyptian Solo Show

Specialised trade fair for products and services from Egypt

Feb 28 to Mar 3


The annual international trade exhibition related to textiles, readymade garments, machinery and accessories.

Mar 18 to 20

National Career Exhibition

Specialised exhibition for Banking & Financial Sector sponsored by Human Resources Development Committee in the Banking Setcor, and Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.
Apr 2 to 6 10th MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show

The only established international exhibition in the region showcasing the latest designs and trends in watches, jewelley, gold, precious stones gems and diamonds.
Apr 17 to 27 Sharjah Biennial Arts Fair

The biennial exhibition for Arts and Paintings organised by the Department of Culture, Government of Sharjah under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Dr.Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah and the Member of Supreme Council of U. A. E
May 6 to 9 Sharjah Industrial Show

The annual international trade fair for the industrial goods market.
Sep 10 to 12 Thailand Exhibition

Specialised trade fair for products and services from Thailand, organised by The Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government.
Sep 25 to 28 Al Hida'a

International exhibition for footwear and finished leather goods including handbags, purses, briefcases, wallets, leather garments, upholstery, fashion accessories and corporate gifts.
Sep 25 to 28, Leather Expo

The international annual trade exhibition for leather processes and technology including leather, hides, skins, tanning machinery, adhesives, shoe-making components and chemicals.
Oct 4 to 9 International Food Fair

The international show for food products including fresh, frozen, packed food, beverages & related machinery. Supported by the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and the Arab Federation for Food Industries.
Oct 24 to 28 MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show

The pioneering annual international exhibition showcasing the latest designs and trends in watches, jewellery, gold, precious stones, gems and diamonds. Supported by World Gold Council
Nov 4 to 15 Sharjah World Book Fair

The international exhibition showcasing thousands of titles in Arabic, English and other languages. Organised by the Department of Culture and Information, Government of Sharjah.
Dec 18 , 2001 to January 5, 2002 Eid Al Fitr Fair

Biggest consumer fair in the region

Expo Centre Sharjah
P.O. Box No. 3222,
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Telephone +971 6 5551 888
Telefax +971 6 5552 888

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