Sharjah Light Festival Guide

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Sharjah Light festival Highlights
Sharjah Light festival Highlights

Experience the magical combination of science, creativity, a reflection of lights, colors, music, and heritage on famous landmark monuments of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.  Every year, Sharjah hosts the Sharjah Light festival by inviting international and locally renowned artists to display their creativity.  This year in 2022, Sharjah will host the 11th year Sharjah Light Festival. It started on 9th February which will run till 20th February – ECHOES OF THE FUTUREIn this blog, I am writing about the details of Sharjah Light Festival Highlights. Read about the exact locations of Sharjah Light festivals on their official website by clicking here. 

This annual light festival has various shows by numerous famous artists. It is held annually at many historic and architectural icons at different locations in Sharjah.  This show depicts many colorful abstract forms, dynamic patterns & shapes, image projections, Sharjah’s rich heritage & culture, graphic designs, chromatic lights, Islamic patterns & Orient designs, imaginations and combinations of primary colors, etc. These all photos and experiences are from last year.  Check some of the uniqueness of Sharjah Lights festivals below from previous year events. 

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MONOLITHS, LANDING IN SHARJAH at Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi Center for Gulf Studies

So presenting you the Sharjah Light festival

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It will run 12 nights consecutively with distinct nine unique locations. All these architectural beauties will be illuminated with spectacular lighting displays at the Sharjah Light Festival 2022. The locations are as follows:

    • Al Hamriya Municipality
    • Al Majaz Waterfront
    • Al Noor Mosque
    • Al Rafisah Dam
    • Department of Human Resource – Kalba
    • Kalba Government Building
    • Holy Quran Academy
    • Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Qassimi Mosque – Dibba Al Hisn
    • Sharjah Mosque
    • University City Hall
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Al Noor Mosque

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Sharjah Light festival Highlights – Timings and what to see?

The Spiral of Light

Dates: February 09-20
Location::University City Hall (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

University City Hall is an icon of Sharjah’s landscape and epitomizes the emirate’s dedication to education and heritage and is a fitting venue for this story which portrays the wise vision that has laid the foundation for the last 50 years and the next 50 years to come. The sequences of the ‘past’, depict life in ancient Sharjah, illustrating the importance of the sea, the library, and the spiral. 

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Monoliths

Beauty by Contrast

Dates: February 09-20
Location::Al Noor Mosque (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

The beauty of the emirate’s beloved Al Noor Mosque is showcased in this show reflecting the position of art as a tool of communication and Islamic art through time and history as an elemental language of the universe. Act 1 blends geometry, architecture, physics, mathematics, and philosophy into an astonishing show echoing the influence of art on the world – a Language of the Universe.

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Mosque of Sharjah during Sharjah Light Festival

 

 

 

Dream of the Impossible

Dates: February 09-20
Location::Al Rafisah Dam (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

The majestic backdrop of the Al Rafisah Dam is the panoramic setting for Dream of the Impossible depicting the force of determination to achieve one’s dreams.

Human Energy through Heritage and History

Dates: February 09-20
Location::Government Building, Kalba, and Directorate of Human Resources, Kalba (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

The power of human energy – innovation, evolution, and authenticity is expressed in vibrant colors and shapes in this show celebrating the success of a unique emirate.

Sharjah Light festival Highlights
MONOLITHS, LANDING IN SHARJAH at Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi Center for Gulf Studies

The Language of Infinity

Dates: February 09-20
Location::Holy Quran Academy (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

Moving back in time, from the future and from infinity…. back to earth, The Language of Infinity merges geometry, calligraphy, and arabesque patterns in an homage to Islam, questioning and wondering what can be the future of these Islamic patterns.

A Journey of Legacy

Dates: February 09-20
Location::Al Hamriya Area Municipality (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

The pragmatic façade of Al Hamriya Area Municipality lends itself to a story told in three parts, where the traditional heritage of the Emirate of Sharjah, encompassing coastal history and the emirate’s economic growth over the last 5 decades leads into scenes of Sharjah’s present prosperity and success followed by elemental displays of the next 50 years.

Islam + Architecture + Heritage

Dates:February 09-20
Location: :Rashid bin Ahmed Al Qassimi Mosque, Dibba Al Hisn (Google Maps)
Timings:Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

Celebrating Heritage and Legacy, Progress of a Nation and Harmony as components of the emirate’s past, present, and future, this evocative show on the Rashid bin Ahmed Al Qassimi Mosque in Dibba Al Hisn, uses traditional and contemporary elements to highlight the originality of the building.

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The Harmony of Islamic Motifs

Dates: February 09-20
Location::Sharjah Mosque (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

The transcendental exquisiteness of the Sharjah Mosque is the focus of a story showing the beauty and harmony of Islamic motifs, unique and timeless underlined with fast digital designs that infuse the show with a contrast of evolution and speed.

SLF Gallery

Dates: February 09-20
Location::Al Majaz Waterfront (Google Maps)
Timings: Weekdays from 6.00pm – 11.00 pm,
Weekends from 6.00pm – 12.00 midnight

SLF Gallery lightbox installation at the Al Majaz Waterfront, displaying iconic illuminated images of the Festival and Sharjah’s stunning landmarks.

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Entry – Free (No Tickets)

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Monoliths

Ample Parking Place outside the monuments and events.  If you are coming through a personal car then park it in public designated spaces which are free on Fridays but are paid on other days. Parking charges are 2 – 3 Dirhams per hour.

Also Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tours run and pass along these event sites, giving you glimpses of all shows at different locations.  Click here to book your Hop-On, Hop Off bus tours in advance. 

Sharjah Light festival Highlights
Sharjah Light festival Highlights

Enjoy this scintillating festival in the cooler weather at the beautiful emirates of Sharjah, with a display of glittering light forms by talented international & local artists. Sharjah’s rich heritage monuments act as a unique canvas, creating a series of imaginations, visual effects, illuminations, and abstract projections.  This unique spectacle throws light on emirates’ rich heritage and culture.  So don’t forget to visit the cultural capital of UAE which has beautifully preserved the art & history.  Every year, this light festival attracts 560,000 visitors from the UAE & other parts of the world. 

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Sharjah Light Festival is one of the most popular festivals and cultural events in the UAE. 

There are many other things to explore in Sharjah.  Mleiha – ancient Iron age historical site  surrounded by natural deserts. 

Sharjah Light festival Highlights
Sharjah Light festival Highlights

So, until then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………

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29 Comments

  1. The Sharjah light festival looks so awesome! I know that light festival is now happening all around the world and I just visited one here in Switzerland a few month ago. I loved it and now I think I would love to see more different light festival all around the world starting with Sharjah light festival!

  2. This is amazing! I literally cannot say which one is my favorite. I love all of them. We have a similar festival happening in Bucharest, Romania, but somehow I manage to be out of the city each time it is held. I think I definitely need to either schedule a trip to the UAE or to make myself stay at home during our festival. It seems like a terrific experience.

  3. A few friends of mine had seen this last year and based on their accounts, I was geared to see it this year. Sadly my trip got postponed. Hoping to catch it next year

  4. One of my friends almost went for the lights festival in Sharjah. I have seen these building during regular days. I have visited Al Noor mosque. It’s Turkish architecture and dramatic lights make for a grand visual spectacle. The entire city must have looked like a fairy tale land.

  5. The Sharjah Light Festival seems to bathe Sharjah in an ethereal and vibrant glow. The monuments look so resplendent. We were in Sharjah In December for the F1 H2O World Championship and had a great time there. Looking at your pictures brought back the pleasant memories. Al Noor Mosque looks so beautiful bathed in the vivid lights.

  6. I didn’t know about this light festival happening in Sharjah. Would love to witness it someday as it looks splendid. Al Noor Mosque looks so beautiful with different hues reflecting on it.

  7. Wow this looks awesome – never even heard of this festival before and now I want to visit! The colours and lights on the mosque is incredible. The UAE has so much to offer but is often overshadowed by Dubai and Abu Dhabi, hopefully events like this will get more tourists to the less popular Emirates

  8. Thanks for sharing! I’ve never heard of this large-scale light festival held in Sharjah before. It sure looks much grander and bigger than the daily light shows in Hong Kong – would love to find out more about the show! 🙂

  9. wowowow that looks absolutely spectacular….actually reminds me of the projection stuff they do at disney world. I also don’t mind hop on hop off, they can sometimes get you where you want to go easily

  10. What a beautiful light festival!! I love seeing beautiful decor like that, it reminds me of American Christmas lights. I’m not usually a huge fan of hop on/hop off bus tours, but this sounds like the perfect time for one–gives you a chance to see all the displays easily!

  11. The Sharjah light festival looks incredible and illuminating too. My favourite is the Al Noor mosque under all that wonderful red light. It’s great to know that it’s also free entry, and with plenty of parking space. I will go here if I ever visit the UAE in February.

  12. I had never heard of the Sharjah light festival and it looks amazing! What a great photo opportunity! Its an amazing way to display talent and on such architectural landmarks. Loved this!

  13. Sharjah Light Festival looks so much fun and pretty, I really would enjoy seeing this. I love the fact that they use famous landmark monuments of Sharjah as the backdrops for the light show. I definitely understand why is one of the most popular festival and cultural events in UAE.

  14. I have lived in Dubai for 7 years and every year, I read about the Sharjah Lights Festival, I think about going for it but I’ve actually never ended up doing it. The Al Noor Mosque particularly looks superb with the lighting and you’ve captured it beautifully in your pictures. This year, I must go!

  15. Ah, I’ve heard so many great things about the Sharjah Light festival! A sight for sore eyes. No wonder is one of the most popular festivals to attend. My favorite shot is the AL Noor Mosque – simply fantastic! I would love to attend at least once in my life 

  16. It baffles me why I’ve never known about Sharjah Light Festival before. It is quite an amazing festival! I’ve always enjoyed fireworks and lights show and this is right up my alley. The way the buildings lit up is the stuff of magic… for adults!

  17. I haven’t heard about Sharjah Light festival before but it looks amazing! There is one very similar to it in Berlin, which happens every fall. I used to love there and Ive spend some much time admiring the art. I love all kinds of lights so its perfect festival for me. It looks so magical!

  18. Great photos. Those mosques all lit up at night makes Sharjah look like a fairyland. I’ve heard about Sharjah but haven’t had the time to visit yet. Looks like the time to go would be during the Sharjah Lights Festival.

  19. This Sharjah Lights Festival looks sensational! I would love to see these monoliths lit up in person. They are even better than Christmas lights. Simply the most colorfully alive works of art!

  20. Oh my goodness, I love this! I had no idea that there were light festivals like this in UAE! So beautiful and would be a wonder to see in person. I can totally see how this light festival is one of the most popular festival and cultural events in the UAE. If I’m ever in this area in the world, I can see myself adding this to my itinerary!

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