Upcoming Events in Sharjah

01 January 2020

Things to do in Sharjah in 2020

With the New Year comes a raft of exciting events in what is a very busy time in Sharjah. Here’s our rundown of where you need to be this month.
  • Sharjah Forum for Traditional Crafts
    2 Mar 2020 - 2 Apr 2020

    Cultural Events Heritage Centre

    Sharjah Forum for Traditional Crafts

    Held since 2007, the forum is a gathering of craftsmen and artists and is designed to preserve local culture. During the course of the month-long... show, visitors can see an exhibition on the art of traditional knitting and embroidery, along with a selection of heritage activities and scientific sessions.

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  • Ramadan Nights
    7 May 2020 - 23 May 2020

    Expo Centre Sharjah

    Ramadan Nights

    Dubbed ‘the ultimate shopping experience’, Ramadan Nights is back at the Expo Center between 8pm and 2am during the Holy Month. Parking is free and... entry is only AED5.

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    23 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020

    Expo Centre Sharjah


    Another of Sharjah’s top events, XPOSURE – otherwise known as Sharjah International Photography Festival – has a reputation for bringing the world’s... best photographers to the Emirate. The three-day event includes exhibitions, talks, lectures, an awards ceremony and a trade show.

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  • Sharjah Desert Theatre Festival
    12 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020

    Mleiha Archaeological Centre

    Sharjah Desert Theatre Festival

    Organised by Sharjah Department of Culture and Information, this festival seeks ‘to explore the bonds between the forms of performative expression... and narrative expression that use the desert as a reservation for the art of the theatre’. Shows are centred around the structure of story, poetry and performance, and are designed to reflect the diverse desert culture of the Arab world.

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  • Sharjah International Book Fair
    4 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020

    Expo Center Sharjah

    Sharjah International Book Fair

    This year’s SIBF will again be one of the world’s largest, and is now in its 38th year. The show will attract more than two million book lovers and... 1,420 publishing houses to the Expo Centre, with great discounts on books available in 210 languages.

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  • Khorfakkan Adventures
    21 Dec 2020

    Wadi Shis

    Khorfakkan Adventures

    Organised by Sharjah Youth Council, this event brings together 120 participants in 6 teams, who will undertake a series of demanding challenges. The... event takes place in Wadi Shis, one of Sharjah’s most attractive mountain destinations.

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