sharjah-light-fest12The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the fourth edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, to take place from 6 to 14 February, 2014 at 12 locations across the Emirate.

The festival will be held under the vision and leadership of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

The Sharjah Light Festival, the first and largest of its kind in the Middle East, is a landmark global event highlighting Emirati, Arabic and Islamic culture. The event features highly talented international artists and performers who use the magic of lighting and cutting-edge technology to narrate the story of Sharjah’s heritage and architecture. This year, the festival will be celebrated under the theme of Sharjah, the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014.

This year Sharjah Light Festival will be an even richer and greater experience in its splendour of presentations and designs in 12 different locations—nine of them in Sharjah City, starting with the opening ceremony at Sharjah Municipality’s grand new building that celebrates the best of Islamic architecture and heritage–and three locations on the East Coast.

SLF 2014 sites include Sharjah Municipality, Kuwait Square, Cultural Palace Square, King Faisal Mosque, Al Majaz Mosque, Al Majaz Waterfront, Central Souk, Al Qasba (Internal façade), Dr Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, Hamza Bin Abdul Mottaleb Mosque in Kalba, and Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque in Khorfakkan.

For nine nights, the SLF turns the spotlight on Sharjah’s landmarks and monuments, transforming their facades with a breath-taking interplay of lights, colours and artistic imagery that will celebrate the Islamic civilization, heritage and history of the Emirate and the region. The performances will be held every night from 7pm to 11pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekends.