Wednesday, February 8, 2017


The Sharjah Light Festival is a distinctive experience intended to arrest the imagination of all, as well as focus Sharjah’s illustrious landmarks and significant buildings, has been enormously prosperous and popular, enticing over 560,000 spectators.
This magnificent and captivating ten-day-February event deluges Sharjah with light and colour, and rejoices the art of illustration with light and syndicates images with charismatic music to create an exciting experience. Sharjah’s architecture shines in a new breath-taking light. When the sun goes down, streets are lit up and architecture is mystically transformed.
A selection of artists and professionals have created numerous new shows this year, using the fascia of eminent landmarks and monuments to bring out the appealing beauty of Sharjah’s architectural marvels, tourist lures and art and culture. The colourful light works transformed landmark buildings into monumental pieces of art using patterns and calligraphy highlighting Emirati, Arabic and Islamic culture. A highlight is also the collaborating technology show at Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies, which has amalgamated with the festivities for the first time this year.
The edge of art, technology, history and culture across the fourteen locations generate a masterpiece of civilisation, bringing life with astounding light exhibitions and melodic performances. This year’s festival also stands out from previous editions for its use of 3D video techniques at all 14 locations.
The locations selected for the festival comprise the University City Hall, Cultural Palace, Al Noor Mosque, Al Taqwa Mosque and Al Qasba in addition to the interactive light shows in the Palm Garden and the parade on the Khalid Lagoon Corniche. Other sites through the emirate are Kalba University, Khor Fakkan University, Dibba Mosque, Al Dhaid Mosque and Masjid Sheikh Rashid Bin Ahmad Al Qasimi in Dibba.

The seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival, SLF, started on 2nd Feb night at the University City Hall in Sharjah City.
The 10-day event will conclude on 11th February.
The festival has been structured by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, SCTDA, under the support of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
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