Sharjah tourism logo

Buheirah Corniche comes alive with colourful shows during Sharjah Light Festival 2016

Date Published: Sunday, February 7, 2016 Sharjah’s landmark destination, the Buheirah Corniche, wears a vibrant look each evening with the start of the Sharjah Light Festival 2016. The festival, which is being held from February 4 to 13 this year, has transformed the façade of the buildings, mosques and bridges around the Corniche with dazzling displays of colourful light accompanied by innovative shows and activities for families. Shows are being held every day from 6pm to 11 pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekends, attracting thousands of families and visitors from inside and outside the UAE to this charming location. This year, the iconic buildings along the Buheirah Corniche have been adorned with light design created by artist Emmanuel Chapelan, who uses high-end technology lighting and luminescent material to create abstract landscapes. The Buheriah Corniche and Al Khalidiah Bridge take on a charming look as evening sets in during the Sharjah Light Festival. This year, artist Julien Landrevie, an expert in lighting urban landscapes, is creating Lines of Light, a delicate work of art on the bridges. The Al Majaz Amphitheatre on the Corniche attracts attention with the Symphony of Light show. As art director, musician and computer graphics expert Arturo Gandara creates exquisite three-dimensional designs on the buildings walls, viewers are treated to a remarkable display of light that redefines the Amphitheatre’s architecture The Waterfront offers a great venue for families to relax and enjoy the spectacular light installations around the Khalid Lagoon during the Sharjah Light Festival. It also features choice restaurants and cafes from where visitors can enjoy the shows. The Narcissus show by artists Joan Bofill and Franc Aleu is hosted at this venue where people can have fun viewing their selfies in enormous proportions. Sharjah Light Festival, now into its 6th year, has been organized by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority. The Festival has added several new locations this year showcasing the culture of the emirate across 23 landmark venues.