The Sharjah Tourism and Development authority has identified the significance of special events and exhibitions organised by the emirate during the holy month of Ramadan. This was announced by HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, director general, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA).
These events play an important role in boosting the economic sector and commercial activity in the emirate and help tourist movement raising occupancy rates of hotels and restaurants, Al Midfa said.
He pointed out that Sharjah builds on its family tourism destination, attracting more families this time of the year. Al Midfa also lauded various initiatives and efforts by various government and private sector players as well as cultural and religious heritage.
The Ramadan and Eid fair at Expo Centre, Sharjah and Ramadaniat Al Qasba help in attracting large numbers of visitors and shoppers and in stimulating the tourist flow into the emirate. The Sharjah Ramadan Festival this year covers a wide range of areas and 15 activities including social, religious and cultural heritage and sports events celebrating the values, principles and noble customs and traditions of the Emirati society.