The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2018 offers you a variety of themes and activities to enjoy. We have live demos from celebrity chefs, shopping heaven with over 150 exhibitors, modest fashion shows, comedy and activities to keep the kids happy. Listen to top speakers in our inspirational seminar sessions.
We’ve got competitions, giveaways and so much at our SUPER WEEKEND

So you’ve got entertainment, knowledge, celebs, a few laughs, slick fashion, shopping and top-notch food all in one special weekend. Scroll down and take a look!


Sat. 13th Oct. 10am - 7pm
Sun. 14th Oct. 10am - 6pm

MLE2018, EventCity, Manchester

Take a Walk down ASDA Street

With the success of ASDA attending last year, they are back again as our official sponsor and bringing some of their top ethnic/halal suppliers. ASDA are always looking for new product and services in their growing World Foods section. If you would like to meet the buyer contact us to arrange a meeting.

Musadiq Jivraj
Senior Buyer, World Foods

Modest Fashion

MLE2018 brings you the best in modest fashion with the brightest names from across the world. Designers and labels will once again attend The Muslim Lifestyle Expo to show you the latest trends and styles. Elegance, modernity and classic modest fashion will grace our catwalk from designers here in the UK, to the Middle East to Malaysia. Witness a fashion show extravaganza full of colour, opulence, dignity and luxury fabrics. All in the hands of our Creative Director Zaf Shabbir.

MLE Live!

In the hustle and bustle of the various business stands, activities, food stalls and fashion shows, you can kick back and take in nasheed performances and comedy performances. We have some great comedy performers lined up for you with two nasheed performances and two comedy shows per day to keep you entertained. Our live performers have always been a hit with the MLE crowd. We've had the late Junaid Jamshed and Khāled Siddīq perform for us and we showcased some of the best Muslim comedy acts and in previous years we've had Guz Khan, Sadia Azmat, Aatif Nawaz and Tez Ilyas!

Safe Adam!

Born in Essex, Saif was brought up in a traditional Muslim family where teaching was the main profession. Originally hailing from Iraq, they were keen to instil spiritual and Islamic values. Throughout his childhood, Saif demonstrated a keen interest in music and performance. He taught himself to play the guitar and cajon drums. He'll be performing at MLE over weekend!

Abdullah Afzal!

Abdullah Afzal is an actor and comedian from Manchester, England. He is known for his roles in the sitcoms Lunch Monkeys, playing Asif Khan which ran for two series on BBC Three, and BBC One's long running Citizen Khan, playing Amjad Malik.

As well as performing live at MLE, he shall be the offcial MLE2018 MC for the weekend!

Food Theatre

Our MLE Food Theatre is always a big attraction with celebrity chefs and cooks serving up and demonstrating some mouthwatering treats! This year we are excited to welcome back BBC Masterchef 2017 winner Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed. Skilled butchers will be showing you how to handle and prepare meat. Then be ready to taste the delicious food once its made.


Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed!

We're excited to welcome back Masterchef 2017 winner Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed. She will be cooking up some of her favourite dishes from her new book which is launching in September! Make sure you see her LIVE cooking demo on Saturday. Check the programme page for timings.

We are excited to host a book signing for Saliha at the MLE. Grab a copy of her book: 'Khazana: A Treasure Trove of Indo-Persian Recipes Inspired by the Mughals' and you'll be able to get a signed copy from Saliha herself.

Cook with Anisa!

Wife, mum, sassy, classy Cooking Queen, local girl with your favourite recipes you've always wanted to cook the super easy way! Born and raised in Leicester, England and has learned from the the best Chefs (mum and mum in law), who have taught her everything from savouries , delicious, tasty mouth watering home made good food, snacks to sweet dishes, desserts and more! Anisa will be cooking up some of her favourites at the AHDB MLE Live! Cookery Theatre (Sunday)

The food court

The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2018 bring you a wide selection of tasty food options to get you through the day’s events and activities. Whether it is burgers and chips, good old desi chai, or something a bit different, we’ll have it at the MLE2018 Food Court. Check out what's on the menu on our food page.

Food Tasting at MLE!
try something new to tickle your taste buds!

One of the highlights of MLE is the range of food companies who bring along their tasty treats and let you have a taste! Meat, chicken, kebabs, drinks, ready meals, you'll be spoilt for choice! Try something new and discover new tastes and sometimes get a new twist on what you already know!

Interested in being a food exhibitor or caterer. Contact us now.

MLE2018 Art Gallery

One of the features of any MLE event is our art gallery. Every year we bring you the best of British Muslim art and we bring you the artists themselves so you can talk and discuss with them their work. Perhaps you are an aspiring artist or an art enthusiast or just someone looking for that extra-special and unique art piece that will look great on your living room wall! EVERYONE loves art and MLE is the place to be to experience what British Muslim artists have to offer!

MLE2018 partner, Arthouse Twenty One, have curated a stunning exhibition for aesthetes and art connoisseurs alike. From home-grown to global; stalwarts to newcomers; modernists to traditionalists; the exhibition will feature a myriad of different artists from diverse backgrounds showcasing a wide variety of Islamic inspired art.

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MLE Seminars!

MLE Seminars!

Our seminar line up features experts from the lifestyle sectors and across the business community who will share inspirational, valuable and bite-sized knowledge. Check out the seminar page for full details.
Topics include:
· Muslim Women Empowerment
· Islamophobia & Anti Muslim Attitudes
· How to be a Successful Entrepreneur?
· Everyday Money Matters for Muslims
·Halal Tourism USA
· Unlocking our Spiritual Transformation
· Workshop: The Good, The Bad & The Muslims

MLE Kids' Zone!

We know how it is. As long as the kids are happy and occupied, then you’re happy. We hear you! Well, check this list of kids entertainment. Awesome Go-Karts, Slide, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Striker Bell, Toy Stall, Popcorn Slush and Candy Floss*
Even the adults will be jealous when they read that. Join the queue people. Your kids are gonna love it.
*Fees apply to activities.