The Sharjah Light Festival is back and better than ever for its 12th year, running from Wednesday, February 8th to the 19th. As per usual, the festival promises to showcase internationally renowned artists who will celebrate science, creativity, and heritage through a stunning display of lights, colors, and music at beloved landmarks throughout the city.
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12th Edition Of The Sharjah Light Festival
The Sharjah Light Festival has been illuminating the emirate and showcasing its unique identity for over a decade. As the UAE marks its 50th year of celebration, the festival returns to captivate audiences with its stories of light and music. The festival blends the rich heritage of the emirate with modern innovations and technology, transforming historical landmarks into stunning displays of illumination, music, and storytelling.
Every year, local and international artists, musicians, and technicians participate in the festival, which takes place across diverse locations in Sharjah that are chosen for their dramatic setting and inspiring architecture. The festival promotes a sense of community and inclusivity, as spectators come together to appreciate the emirate’s landmarks and public spaces.
The Sharjah Light Festival also reflects the emirate’s commitment to education, knowledge, and innovation, turning advancements in lighting technology into beautiful works of art. Sharjah has a rich cultural heritage, having been named the Culture Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO in 1998, the Islamic Culture Capital in 2014, the Capital of Arab Tourism in 2015, and the World Book Capital in 2019. The Spiral of Light over the University City Hall is one of the main highlights of the festival.
The festival brings families, visitors, and strangers together, fostering a deep-rooted atmosphere of inclusivity and building a common language through culture. Whether you are a local or a traveler, the Sharjah Light Festival provides a unique opportunity to experience the emirate in a whole new light.
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The Sharjah Light Festival is a must-visit event for photography enthusiasts, families, and anyone looking to experience the magic of light and color. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for this spectacular event. The light displays can be seen from 6 pm to 11 pm on weekdays and from 6 pm to midnight on weekends.