13th Sharjah Light Festival to be held from Feb 7-18

Festival to celebrate music, light & technology
2024-01-21
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Sharjah Light Festival
13th Sharjah Light Festival to be held from Feb 7-18

The light shows draw inspiration from Sharjah's cultural heritage

The Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates is all set to host the 13th edition of Sharjah Light Festival next month.
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The 13th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), is set to illuminate prominent sites across the emirate from February 7-18. 

In a press statement, the tourism promotion organisation of the Emirate says that the event promises captivating light and music displays that will illuminate Sharjah’s many iconic landmarks and architectural wonders.

The statement adds that under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Light Festival has been enticing visitors to the emirate for 13 years. Crafted to highlight Sharjah’s diverse history, dynamic present, and optimistic future, the festival draws an audience exceeding half a million visitors.

Sharjah Light Festival

tourists can choose to make stops at iconic landmarks like Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Noor Mosque, and the attractions along the east coast (Photo: India Outbound)

The tourism promotion body says that people from across the UAE, including both residents and visitors, make their way to Sharjah to witness the mesmerising displays of the Sharjah Light Festival. This remarkable event seamlessly blends the expertise of renowned artists, light specialists, and composers. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, the festival holds widespread appeal across various age groups.

It adds that tourists can choose to make stops at iconic landmarks like Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Noor Mosque, and the attractions along the east coast. This provides them with the chance to admire the emirate’s unique architecture and natural landscapes, fostering cherished memories amidst this celebration.

In addition, the University City area will host a food truck zone, known as the Light Village with a variety of outlets, providing a vibrant space for local businesses and families. The light shows draw inspiration from Sharjah’s cultural heritage, showcasing scenes that depict the emirate’s progress in education, arts, communication, environment, history, science, knowledge, and future visions.

The statement adds that the performances at the festival explore the role and future significance of art and heritage, science and education in the world, emphasising the importance of culture and knowledge in overcoming global challenges. Islamic heritage is celebrated with displays incorporating geometry, decorations, calligraphy, and patterns of Islamic arabesque inscriptions found in Sharjah’s architectural gems. Aiming to promote sustainability, all the lights and projectors to be used in the festival will be certified for environmental compliance. 

Furthermore, adjacent lights will be turned off, leading to a preservation of up to 60 pc of power in the area. This eco-conscious step marks yet another noteworthy milestone in the continuous journey of the Sharjah Light Festival, says the organisation.

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