Souq Al Haraj for Cars, a project by Sharjah Asset Management – an investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, is seeing an increasing demand from African dealers, particularly from Sudan, the largest African exporter of automobile from Souq Al Haraj. The daily number of average car export transactions to Sudan ranges from 30 to 40 and the average weekly number of the same ranges from 200 to 250 transactions. Benin, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Congo, Madagascar and Mauritania is second followed by South Africa, Guinea, Cameroon, Djibouti, Tanzania, Kenya, Ivory Coast and Libya on third.
A recent report issued by Tasjeel Village and Sharjah Police reported an increase in demand for light vehicles with an average monthly growth rate of 42 percent.
The demand for light vehicle has increased in 2019, according to a recent report issued by Tasjeel Village and Sharjah Police. Increase in demand for heavy and medium vehicle was calculated at 42 percent in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 37 percent growth in demand for light vehicle for the same period. The Souq is relatively busy between 4-9 pm and closes daily at 10:00 pm.
Majed Al Mualla, Manager of Souq Al Haraj for Cars, stressed the significance of growth in car export to the African markets, confirming the capability of Souq Al Haraj for Cars in Sharjah to meet the African market demands. "Souq Al Haraj for Cars in Sharjah is the biggest of its kind in the region and the destination of choice for car dealers and lovers. It is focused at regulating this industry and ensuring more value, transparency, diversity, convenience and trust for dealers and buyers, alike,” he said.
"There is an increase in demand for light and heavy cars compared to demand for other types of cars, and more growth is predicted in the near future,” he added.
Conveniently located off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E11) and directly behind Tasjeel Village at Al Ruqa, Al Hamra, Sharjah, Souq Al Haraj stretches over a 420,000 square meter and houses 415 car showrooms accommodating over 20,000 cars for sale, over 70 car accessory shops and more than 5,000 visitor parking spaces in addition to car storage spaces.
Due to its strategic location Souq Al Haraj for Cars is a premium destination for car dealers and buyers offering car technical inspection and registration services and all the other services such as banks, money exchange, insurance and restaurants, enabling showroom tenants and customers save time and efforts, and contributing to support car trading industry and stimulate business activities in the Emirate, while meeting the overwhelming demand from car dealers who chose to base their businesses in this location.