Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

Ninth annual Sharjah Light Festival in full swing – in pictures

Where to watch the light shows around the emirate until February 16

The emirate of Sharjah will continue to be lit up for the next six days, with the Sharjah Light Festival 2019 running until February 16.

In its ninth year, this year's Sharjah Light Festival has a Culture and Family theme, and sees monuments and buildings around the emirate transformed by bright lights.

A total of 17 popular locations around Sharjah feature stunning works of art, created using the latest advanced optical technology. The show prides itself on promoting the aspects of elements of Arab and Islamic culture that Sharjah is most famous for, including education, culture, science, environment and conservation, Islamic architecture, Arab civilization and heritage, in addition to sports, music and astronomy.

Where to see Sharjah Light Festival shows

There will be 20 light shows across 17 locations, with an array of international artists presenting creations with light until February 16.

The locations include: Sharjah University City Campus Avenue, Sharjah Police Academy, University City Hall, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah Book Authority, Sharjah City Municipality, Khalid Lagoon, Palm Oasis, Masjid Al Noor, Al Qasba - Internal Façades, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

You can also see shows in the eastern region of Sharjah and Hamriyah at the Municipality and Municipal Council (Al Hamriyah), Municipality, Municipal Council and Town Planning Department (Khorfakkan), Masjid Sheikh Rashid Bin Ahmad Al Qasimi (Dibba Al Hisn), Municipality, Municipal Council and Directorate of Human Resources (Kalba).

Of the festival, Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, said: "Today, the emirate stands as one of the most important tourist destinations in the world and we are currently working with local entities to achieve more successes in the tourism sector.

Adding: "These efforts will contribute to raising the emirate’s profile as a destination with a thriving tourism and hospitality industry. We are confident that the festival will attract even more crowds to enjoy its innovative themes and unique light creations."

Updated: February 10, 2019 12:24 PM