Sharjah Water Festival 2015 features variety of entertainment and sporting activities for entire family
Date Published: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Sharjah Water Festival, organised by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) in collaboration with Sharjah International Marine Sports Club, has lined up a number of events, activities and special offers that suit the interests of all members of the family as well as tourists coming to the festival from inside and outside the UAE. The festival, being held for the ninth consecutive year, is taking place daily at Al Majaz Waterfront and Khalid Lagoon from December 16 to 20, 2015. The events at the Al Majaz Waterfront include Roaming Musicians Shows from 4 pm to 9 pm, and the Carnival Shows will perform at intervals between 5 pm to 10:30 pm. Mini Stage activities are being held from 6 pm until 9:30 pm. The activities of the Heritage Village take place from 4 pm to 10 pm, and ‘Mouj meet and greet’ from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Jet Ski School is a great place to try out this water activity in the safety of shallow pool from 4 pm to 10 pm. In addition fireworks have been organised at 10 pm. The list of events at Khalid Lagoon includes a Free Style Show, organised daily from 8:30 pm to 9:00pm, and. The festival also includes major events – the UIM F1H2O World Championship 2015 - Grand Prix of Sharjah, which will be held on 17 and 18 December, and the UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro Circuit World Championship - Grand Prix of Sharjah, which will be held for the first time in Sharjah on 19 and 20 December. The Sharjah Water Festival as usual was opened with a general invitation to the children to join the birthday celebrations of the festival mascot ‘Mouj’, who was enthusiastically greeted by families and children as well as officials of the festival. The celebrations created a lively atmosphere at the festival during which children and families were seen taking photos with Mouj. The sponsors of the Sharjah Water Festival 2015 include Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Sharjah City Municipality, Sharjah Police Headquarters, Department of Seaports and Customs, Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority, Civil Defence Department - Sharjah, Sharjah Museums Department, and Baby-friendly City Sharjah Campaign. Sharjah International Marine Sports Club is the Strategic Partner of the World Championship Week. In addition, Al Zahra Hospital is the medical sponsor, and Sharjah Media Corporation the media sponsor. The hotel sponsors are Hilton Sharjah, Holiday International, Millennium Hotel, and Golden Tulip Hotel Apartments, while Air Arabia is the official airlines of the festival.