You can’t miss the Sharjah Light Festival no matter watt!


The 12th Sharjah Light Festival is lighting up the entire emirate, pushing the boundaries like never before.

From all the grand mosques to forts, the corniche and more, all of Sharjah is brilliantly lit up!

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 12th Sharjah Light Festival, organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is on from 8-18 February.

Covering 13 locations, you can spot the spectacular displays from 6pm to 11pm during weekdays and from 6pm to 12am on weekends.

The opening ceremony kicked off with a bang, featuring a dazzling light show titled Chasing the Light that spoke of finding that flicker of light in the shadows, the silver lining and the efforts we take to keep the flame of curiosity high.

This year’s edition brings a new format, highlighting the emirate’s unique urban and architectural character, as well as its cultural identity which acts as a beacon for tourists. The mesmerising light shows and art displays will adorn buildings and destinations all across, with seven international artists taking part alongside a group of emerging creative artists.


Sharjah Light Festival


You can spot the festival’s numerous activities across the University City Hall, Al Noor Mosque, Khalid Lagoon Corniche, Sharjah Mosque, Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn), Al Hamriyah Municipality building, and Al Dhaid Fort.

Also on the list are the Al Rafisah Dam in Khorfakkan, Kalba Clock Tower, Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Mosque in Dibba Al Hisn, and the headquarters of the BEEAH Group.

And of course, one can’t forget about the Light Village, extending over a total area exceeding 19,000 square meters. Boasting 41 Emirati-owned small and medium-sized projects, visitors can indulge in an array of food, drinks, and sweets.

There’s also the Light Museum, with areas dedicated to games, entertainment activities, and live shows, providing families with an integrated experience and an attractive entertainment destination.

With the footfall predicted to be 60,000 this year, don’t miss out on being one of them!



8-18 February




For more information visit slf.ae

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Caroline D’Almeida

A little bit of India, a little more of the UAE, and a lot of shawarma perhaps best captures Caroline’s anatomy. An avid believer in value for money, her hobbies include putting the ‘elite lifestyle’ to the test. And finding cheaper dupes for it all. A Sharjah girl new to the capital, she hopes to discover the pulse of the emirate.