sharjah-waterfest13iceThe Sharjah Water Festival 2013 got off to a grand start on Wednesday with HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qassimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation, formally opening the seventh edition of the popular festival in the presence of HE Mohamed Ali Al Noman, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, HE Sultan bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Chairman, Sharjah Economic Development Department, HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director General, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority and Nicolo di San Germano, Promoter of UIM F1 Powerboat Racing  and a number of senior officials and dignitaries and visitors at Al Majaz Park.

The 11-day festival, organised by the SCTDA for the seventh year and featuring popular entertainment and amusement activities sourced from around the world, will run until December 21, 2013.

Speaking on the occasion, SCTDA Chairman HE Mohamed Ali Al Noman said that the Sharjah Water Festival, celebrating the theme of water and related activities, has always attracted families from across the country and beyond.

Al Noman said that the Authority’s efforts to position Sharjah as a complete tourism destination for families locally, regionally and internationally, and attract international visitors have been immensely helped by the diversity and uniqueness of its festivals and events.

The SCTDA Chairman said that the Water Festival fills the UAE and the region with waves of fun in December every year and attracts thousands of visitors from across the region and beyond at the peak of holiday season.

The Sharjah Water Festival this year will prove to be the most entertaining yet as the organisers have roped in some of the best artists, performers and technical wizards to provide non-stop, wholesome fun for 11 days, emphasised Al Noman.

A special dedicated website www.swf.ae in both Arabic and English offers all relevant info about shows and attractions on offer, show timings and site map.