The Region’s First Adventure & Camping Exhibition Kicks Off at Expo Al Dhaid

The first edition of the “Adventure & Camping Exhibition 2019”, which is organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, kicked off today Tuesday at the recently opened Expo Al Dhaid.

The country’s first exhibition of its kind is witnessing broad participation of local and international camping & outdoors companies including; manufacturers of camping and accessories, land and sea excursions, hunting and shooting equipment and supplies, safety and camping equipment companies and lighting companies, transportation companies of motorcycles and four-wheelers.

The event was inaugurated by Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI’s Second Vice Chairman, in the presence of Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of the Expo Centre Sharjah.

Also present were Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, and Ali Musabbeh Al Tunaiji , Director of Al Dhaid Municipality, as well as other senior officials and police officers.

The officials toured the exhibition and stopped by a number of pavilions and stands, where they were briefed by exhibitors on the main products and exhibits launched for the first time. They also learned about the latest camping products, safari equipment and fishing and marine supplies.

Stimulating Economic Growth at Central Region

Bu Khatir expressed his delight at the success of the exhibition’s first edition, as evidenced by the impressive participation of exhibitors and the huge turnout of visitors interested in camping and excursions, commending the efforts made by Expo Centre Sharjah to host the region’s first of its kind event.

He added: “The Adventure & Camping Exhibition 2019 is one of the Chamber’s initiatives aimed at stimulating the economic growth in the Central Region, through holding exhibitions, conferences and specialized events. We are moving ahead in line with the wise vision of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to promote the economic development throughout the Emirate of Sharjah”.

Various Activities & Camping Products at Affordable Prices

The first day activities included recreational events that simulated the adventures of camping trips such as climbing, sand skiing, and cycling and live shows of cars and 4×4 bikes in order to learn more about the quality of these products.

This in addition to special heritage activities such as; henna sessions and offers of traditional products of furnishings and utensils for cooking, coffee, barbecue, and Arabic coffee and dates.

Exhibitors were keen to offer their products at attractive prices and exciting discounts, in order to encourage visitors to acquire them.

Broad Participation of Visitors and Safari Companies

The exhibition saw the participation of visitors from different nationalities and age groups wishing to acquire camping equipment and safaris, in addition to safari and camping companies in the UAE to learn more about the best and the latest products and accessories of camping and outdoors, presented by the most important and renowned camping equipment companies.

Also, several deals were held between international and local companies for exchanging products, where international firms showed great interest in the products of the Emirati companies, especially the manufacture of tents and accessories of furniture, falconry products and supplies, and traditional industries.

A Platform for Discovering the Most Stunning Camping & Outdoors in Sharjah

In this context, HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, underscored the importance of this exhibition, which is held at Expo Al Dhaid in the center of the Emirate of Sharjah, where it forms a gateway to enthusiasts for adventure and outdoors, camping and safari trips to Sharjah’s finest tourist areas, such as Maliha Desert which includes the most beautiful landscapes, from high-rise sand dunes and amazing rock formations, down to the Hajar Mountains in Kalba, where valleys and canyons abound on their slopes, thus allowing rock climbing.

“The exhibition is an important platform for exhibitors and participants to showcase their products and open new marketing opportunities, and to communicate closely with companies interested in everything related to camping, wildlife and marine trips, exchange of experiences between the exhibition visitors, make deals, and provide a variety of top-notch camping equipment and safari supplies and fishing and marine equipment for visitors,” Al Midfa underlined.

Fostering Sharjah’s Qualities in Camping & Outdoors Field

He concluded: “The exhibition also comes in line with Sharjah’s geographical and tourism qualities, where the Emirate offers its visitors a variety of unique adventures and destinations, with its spectacular landscapes, a great ecological and terrain diversity that provides fun and entertainment to the goers of these activities. This in addition to Sharjah’s outstanding features that ensure comfort and safety for camping and safaris enthusiasts, advanced road networks and service facilities covering large areas of the Emirate.”

The Most Diverse Exhibition for Camping, Adventure, and Outdoors

Al Midfa further said: “The Adventure & Camping Exhibition 2019 is held amid moderate weather and the beginning of camping season, making it a perfect opportunity for camping and outdoors enthusiasts to learn closely about the latest camping equipment, accessories that meet all their needs.”

“The exhibition includes activities and shows for companies coming from different sectors, including camping equipment and accessories, hunting and shooting equipment and supplies, hunting dog supplies, motorcycles and four-wheel drive companies and their carriages, as well as generators, lighting companies that provide night lighting equipment such as lamps, day and night vision binoculars,” added Al Midfa.

“Safety equipment during camping and safaris will also be showcased, from fire extinguishers, face and ear protection, gloves, land and sea clothes, to first aid kit, in addition to handing out relevant awareness leaflets,” he concluded.

Running until November 30, the first-of-its-kind event across the region is providing a unique experience in the camping & outdoors field, thanks to the considerable participation of international and local companies specializing in all camping, safari, hunting and marine products.

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