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Sharjah Light Festival returns in February

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Press Release


Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the 11th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, which will take place from February 9 to 20 across nine sites in the emirate. With its tagline “Echoes of the Future”, the festival will feature dazzling light and music shows designed to shine a light on Sharjah’s main landmarks and prominent architectural features.

This year, the theme celebrates the magnificent 50 years of the UAE with a futuristic look to the next 50. Expect the light festival to tell you tales of the growth of the country using light and music on historical landmarks.

The Sharjah Light Festival is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and is an initiative of the emirate’s tourism sector to encourage visitors to Sharjah. Aiming to support the course of development and progress in the emirate with artistic representations of its illustrious past, its dynamic present, and its bright future, the event has been curated to commence a new phase of post-pandemic tourism growth in Sharjah.

The Sharjah Lights Festival presents 10 dazzling light shows in various locations around the Emirate. This year’s festival sites include: Al Majaz Waterfront, University City Hall, the Holy Qur’an Academy, the Sharjah Mosque and Al Noor Mosque, the Hamriyah Municipality, Department of Town Planning and Survey (Kalba) and the Directorate of Human Resources Kalba, Rashid bin Ahmed Al Qassimi Mosque in Dibba Al Hisn and the Rafisah Dam in Khorfakkan.

All the light exhibitions will take place daily from February 9 to 20. Over the weekdays, it starts from 6pm to 11pm and on weekends, from 6pm to 12am.

The University City area will be host to a Food Trucks Zone, situated opposite University City Hall. This year’s edition of the festival food truck area is host to over 30 outlets and expected to see the participation of a number of local businesses and families.  The light shows are inspired by the traditional heritage of the Emirate of Sharjah and highlight scenes which reflect the stages of prosperity and development in the emirate in various fields, including education, arts, communication, environment, history, science and knowledge, and the ambitious future visions that are planned for the next fifty years.

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