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Fourth Sharjah Light Festival starts tonight

Sharjah Light  Festival

The illuminating event will run until February 14 at 12 locations

February 6, 2014 12:22 by

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, will launch the fourth edition of the Sharjah Light Festival this evening, February 6. The ceremony will be held at the new Sharjah Municipality building and will be hosted by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA).

The Sharjah Light Festival highlights Islamic architecture, by illuminating its celebrated monuments, landmarks and cultural heritage sites.

This year’s festival locations include Sharjah Municipality, Kuwait Square, Cultural Palace Square, King Faisal Mosque, Al Majaz Mosque, Al Majaz Waterfront, Central Souk, Al Qasba (internal façades), Dr Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, Hamza Bin Abdul Mottaleb Mosque in Kalba, and Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque in Khorfakkan. The shows will be held every night from 7pm to 11pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekends until February 14.

“Being celebrated under the theme of Sharjah the Capital of Islamic Culture 2014, the Sharjah Light Festival will use the magic of lighting and the latest technology to narrate the story of Sharjah’s Islamic heritage, history and magnificent architecture,” says the SCTDA.

The Sharjah Light Festival was first hosted by the SCTDA four years ago, attracting more than 200,000 spectators per event.

The Authority – as it did in previous installments – has confirmed international artists from the UK, France, Brazil, Switzerland and Cambodia to add their input at this year’s festival.



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