About Us: The Souq Al Haraj Used Car Market

The largest automotive hub in the MENA region

SQAH is conveniently located off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and directly behind Tasjeel Village at al Ruqa, al Hamra, Sharjah

It includes car showrooms, car accessory shops, as well as other retail shops including supermarkets, restaurants, Banks, Money Exchange, Insurance, Typing Centers, and more. Souq Al Haraj is fully owned and operated by Sharjah Asset Management Holding; the investment arm of the Sharjah Government. It opened its doors in January 2016.

Type of Retail

Accessories Key AC repair
Polish Tourism Grocery
Restaurant Registration Inspection
Shipment Insurance Exchange

Facts Figures
Cars for sale 25000
Visitor car parking 5000
Leased Car Parkings 2622
Cars showroom 370
Cars Accessory Shop 47
Auction Complex 1

Tradition &

It all began in the 1980s when five used car showrooms were established to accommodate and streamline trading of used cars in Abu Shagara area. The early 1990s saw the addition of 30 more showrooms predominantly for the sale of right-hand drive cars.

Business flourished throughout the 1990s and Sharjah established itself on the global map as one of the world’s largest right-hand drive used car markets. By 1998, over 100 used car dealers were trading in Sharjah, which also led to a strong growth in the spare parts and accessories retail business.

Simultaneously, Abu Shagara (known as Al Haraj) was developing a reputation for itself and became a preferred location for many used car traders. It today continues its legacy of being the greatest single concentration of showrooms in Sharjah for used cars. In the new millennium, around 120 dealers extended their operations to other Emirates.

In 2008, the Sharjah Government completed a business study to revitalize the used car market. Thereafter in 2015, existing cars and accessory shop retailers were relocated from Abu Shagara and Bu Daniq to a new dedicated used car development at Souq Al Haraj For Cars, Sharjah.

  • 2015

    Souq Al Haraj For Used Cars opens
  • 2012

    Construction of new market for used cars starts
  • 2007

    Sharjah Government plans used cars market
  • 2001

    120 dealers extend into other Emirates
  • 1998

    100 used car showrooms open. Spare parts market grows
  • 1997

    Sharjah becomes one of the world’s largest market for right hand drive used cars
  • 1994

    Trading with Africa starts
  • 1990

    30 showrooms open for right hand drive used cars
  • 1980

    5 used car showrooms open