The Festival is being organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) from February 06 to 16.
The ninth edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, themed ‘Culture and Family,’ forms part of the authority’s continuing efforts and initiatives to highlight the emirate’s unique identity, and its cultural and architectural heritage, thereby enhancing its position on the global tourism map to achieve the objectives of the Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021.
To the delight of the spectators, the inaugural show featured unique creations with spectacular visual art paintings building on musical notes, using the latest advanced optical technology. Created by the French artist Laurent Langlois and titled ‘Transmission’, the show embodies the ancient Arab culture and cultural diversity in the Emirate of Sharjah and highlights the most prominent architectural aesthetics in the details of the municipality building, which is a masterpiece landmark of the emirate.
The show also symbolises the elements of Arab and Islamic culture the emirate of Sharjah is famous for, in the fields of education, culture, science, environment and conservation, Islamic architecture, Arab civilization and heritage, in addition to sports, music and astronomy; fields in which Arabs have excelled since historic times.