Sharjah Light Festival to start on February 7

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Sharjah Light Festival: buildings to come to life with mesmerizing light shows

Sharjah buildings will come to life when the annual Sharjah Light Festival begins on February 7, according to the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA).

The highly anticipated festival will run until February 18 and will adorn Sharjah’s most iconic cultural and natural landmarks with mesmerising artistic light displays.

“Our annual collaboration with international artists underscores the festival’s significance as a cultural and artistic cornerstone in the UAE and across the region. This event bolsters Sharjah’s presence on the global tourism map,” said Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Chairman of the SCTDA.

The festival will feature more than 15 spectacular light shows meticulously crafted by international artists, unfolding over 12 consecutive days across 12 key locations. The shows start from 6pm until 11pm, except on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, where the shows continue until midnight.

The locations include the General Directorate of Sharjah Police, the General Souq – Al Hamriyah, Kalba Waterfront, which are three newly added locations in this year’s edition, besides Khalid Lagoon, Al Majaz Waterfront, BEEAH Group Headquarters, Al Dhaid Fort, Sharjah Mosque, Sheikh Rashid Al Qasimi Mosque, Al Noor Mosque, Al Rafisah Dam. Light shows will also adorn the facades of mosques, including Al Noor Mosque on Khalid Lake Corniche, and the Sharjah Mosque, which is the largest mosque in the centre of the emirate, along with the Sheikh Rashid Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Mosque in Dibba Al Hisn.

Adding to the allure, the Light Village, situated in front of the University City Hall building in Sharjah, will showcase more than 55 small and medium-sized national projects, commencing on February 1.

The Sharjah Light Festival will transform the facades of these landmarks into a vibrant tapestry of colours using energy-efficient lighting technologies. These venues, already noted for their stunning architecture, will be further enhanced by the interplay of light and music, creating dynamic visual narratives that articulate the emirate’s past, present, and future aspirations. ICA/Expat Media


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