A unique event designed to capture the imagination of all, as well as highlight Sharjah’s distinguished landmarks and historic buildings. This breath-taking and electrifying nine-day-February event floods Sharjah with light and colour, and celebrates the art of drawing with light and combines imagery with captivating music to create an exhilarating experience.
Sharjah Light Festival this year celebrates the crowning of the emirate as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2015. The emirate had been chosen for the prestigious honour by the Arab Tourism Organisation at the 15th session of the Arab Council of Tourism Ministers held in Cairo, Egypt in 2012.
The selection of Sharjah as the 'Capital of Arab Tourism for Year 2015' is yet another feather in the cap for the emirate and the UAE and is expected to be a huge boost for its tourism sector and economy. The honour also reaffirms and recognizes Sharjah's eminent position as the home of Arab and Islamic culture and a "tourism destination with a difference.”
The prestigious new title in itself is an achievement and adds to the list of numerous awards and accolades Sharjah has received in the recent past. This is a matter of great pride for all residents of Sharjah and translates the vision and leadership of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
It is also a fantastic opportunity to promote Sharjah in all its rich diversity and as a distinct tourism destination recognised regionally and internationally for its cultural heritage, grand Islamic architecture and diverse tourism landscape.