Sharjah Light Festival kicks off today

Sharjah Light Festival kicks off today

Illuminating the Emirate's architectural monuments

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Sharjah Light Festival, the first event of its kind in the region, will enthrall visitors with its exciting light displays

The fourth edition of the Sharjah Light festival launches today, with mesmerising light displays planned to illuminate the facade of the emirate's architectural landmarks.

Running until February 14, the festival celebrated under the theme 'Sharjah, the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014', is the first and biggest event of its kind in the region. It is set to captivate visitors with highlights of Emirati, Arabic and Islamic culture.

Organised by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, the festival will feature an array of international artists and performers, who will use lighting and 3D technology to narrate the story of Sharjah's heritage and architecture.

The various presentations will take place in 12 different locations including Sharjah Municipality, Kuwait Square, Cultural Palace Square, King Faisal Mosque, Al Majaz Mosque, Al Majaz Waterfront, Central Souq, Al Qasba's internal façade, Dr Shaikh Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Mosque in Kalba, and Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque in Khor Fakkan.

Sharjah Light Festival runs from February 6-14, with daily shows from 7pm-11pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekends.