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Many tourists choose to plan their visit to Sharjah for fun activities during local and international festivals. These events feature everything from celebrations of UAE culture and Emirati tradition in the Heart of Sharjah, to breathtaking immersive environments inside art galleries and on the skyscraper-lined streets. With virtually every month featuring a key event, you’ll never find a shortage of buzzing places to visit in Sharjah. The middle of the year is particularly busy for families with children, as there are a host of summer activities for kids.
As an arts hub, connoisseurs often spend their time visiting art gallery after art gallery in Sharjah. Meanwhile, the Expo Centre Sharjah attracts the best of the literary arts during the Sharjah International Book Fair, a key event for bookworms, writers and authors from around the world. For those who like outdoor adventure, particularly powerboat and aqua bike racing, the F1H2O Sharjah World Championship Week is a major attraction. Whether you’re into art or sports, city or heritage, you’ll find an event to put on your calendar.
To visit the official Sharjah Events website.
FULL SHARJAH EVENT CALENDAR
07 Feb 2023 - 11 Jun 2023
Sharjah Biennial is an internationally acclaimed art event focused on bringing a broad ran…Find out more
08 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023
The yearly Sharjah Light Festival illuminates all the city’s landmarks, with light and sou…Find out more
09 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023
Sharjah’s premier photography festival brings together world-renowned photographers with p…Find out more
05 Mar 2023 - 21 Mar 2023
This international event is hosted every year in the city’s heritage area along the Sharja…Find out more
22 Mar 2023 - 25 Apr 2023
A popular annual event on the Emirate of Sharjah’s calendar, the Sharjah Ramadan Festival,…Find out more
01 Nov 2023 - 12 Nov 2023
This event is one of the world’s largest book fairs, held at the Sharjah Expo Centre every…Find out more
16 Dec 2023 - 17 Dec 2023
Every year, the waters of the Sharjah Corniche hosts one of the world’s most spectacular s…Find out more
Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE, its largest city and its most family-friendly destination. Experience a Sharjah museum, a desert safari and a Sharjah beach — the emirate offers things to do for everyone.
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