The Souk Trade Fair is known for being the ultimate choice of alternative entertainment in Durban for the past 2 decades. The Souk is not just a trade fair, it is a family event. A place where any member of the community can be entertained and spoiled for choice in a safe and secure environment with everything from live performances, stand-up comedy, cooking demos, kids rides, scrumptious cuisines, shopping galore and so much more.
The Souk attracts a diverse audience with approximately 80 000 visitors over the time span of the event. This gives you the opportunity to reach out to just about every target market ranging from the elderly, families, couples, singles, teens, kids and tots.
The Al Ansaar Souk Trade Fair is the annual primary fundraising event for the organisation. It is hosted at the Durban Exhibition Centre and it offers:
- A fully air-conditioned premises
- Safe and secure parking
- Fully carpeted prayer facilities for both males and females
- Food court
- Large passageways
The show which aims to provide alternative entertainment for the Muslim community is by far the largest of its kind in Durban, South Africa over the December period. It is also a centre for shopaholics who will be spoilt for choice with merchandise from local and international exhibitors. With over 300 exhibitors, the Al Ansaar Souk Trade Fair is a rich cultural experience and an event not to be missed.
The Al Ansaar Souk Trade Fair strives to provide multiple forms of entertainment and shopping. Some of our highlights are as follows:
- Local and International nasheed artists
• Cooking Demonstrations
• Comedy shows
• Daily prize giveaways
• Fun fair rides
• Entertainment lounges
With over 20 years of experience, the Al Ansaar Souk Trade Fair promises to be another spectacular event. With an entry fee of R20 per person the profits raised from this initiative are injected into the Al Ansaar Foundation and utilised for various projects and operational needs.