Buckle up for a luminous adventure as Sharjah’s 13th Light Festival is about to set the emirate ablaze with an enchanting spectacle this February 7th to the 18th. Imagine 12 iconic landmarks transformed into radiant masterpieces, courtesy of international artists weaving magic with light. Get ready to be dazzled, delighted, and downright mesmerised as we dive into the heart of this dazzling celebration across Sharjah.
Luminous Nights Across Sharjah
Starting at 6 pm and running until 11 pm (midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays), the festival promises 12 consecutive nights of enchantment at key locations across Sharjah.
The Illuminated Landmarks:
- Al Dhaid Fort
- Al Majaz Waterfront
- Al Noor Mosque
- Al Rafisah Dam
- BEEAH Group Headquarters
- General Directorate of Sharjah Police
- General Souq — Al Hamriyah
- Kalba Waterfront
- Khalid Lagoon
- Sharjah Mosque
- Sheikh Rashid Al Qasimi Mosque
Organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), the event aims to bedeck the emirate’s renowned cultural and natural landmarks. From Khalid Lagoon to Al Rafisah Dam, the festival will illuminate Sharjah’s rich heritage with artistic flair.
A Symphony Of Light & Music
Employing cutting-edge, energy-efficient lighting technologies, the SLF will turn these architectural gems into living masterpieces, celebrating Sharjah’s history and heritage. The interplay of light and music will create dynamic visual narratives, capturing the essence of Sharjah’s past, present, and future.
Light Village Extravaganza
Enhancing the experience, the Light Village, starting February 1st, will feature more than 55 small and medium-sized national projects. Set in front of the University City Hall building, this vibrant hub adds an extra layer of excitement to the festival.
Uniting Cultures Through Light
Beyond the visual spectacle, the Sharjah Light Festival stands as a beacon of peace, tolerance, and diversity. Through the universal language of light, the festival aims to unite different cultures and civilizations, providing a soul-soothing and eye-delighting experience for all.
Chairman’s Insight: Sharjah’s Global Impact
With infectious enthusiasm, Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, eagerly anticipates the upcoming Light Festival. For him, this radiant celebration stands as Sharjah’s pledge to seamlessly blend art, culture, heritage, and innovation – a fusion that elevates the global experience for tourists and visitors.
As we delve into the anticipation, Al Midfa reflects on the festival’s past triumphs. The previous edition drew a staggering 1.3 million visitors, with 184,000 immersing themselves in the brilliance of the Light Village. Al Midfa emphasizes how this annual spectacle cements Sharjah’s status on the global tourism map, showcasing its prowess in hosting impactful international events. It’s a testament to Sharjah’s vision, a strategic step forward in advancing the tourism sector.
Don’t miss out on this luminous extravaganza that promises to captivate hearts and minds, turning Sharjah into a dazzling spectacle of light, art, and culture. Happening this February 7th till the 18th. Visit their website to find out more incredible information.