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Inviting internationally renowned artists to celebrate science, creativity and heritage in a display of lights, colours and music at beloved landmarks.

The yearly Sharjah Light Festival illuminates all the city’s landmarks, with light and sound installations projecting incredible images and animations on the facades of buildings. The ten-day festival attracts over half a million visitors, who gather from every corner of the emirate, the nation, and the world.

UAE residents come with family and children to witness the festival, which is one of the most spectacular Sharjah events. Travellers visiting various Sharjah tourist places make sure to schedule a stop by the water at night to see modern depictions of UAE culture. Popular viewing points are along the Al Majaz Waterfront, from where you can see the Al Noor Mosque. The view is breathtaking with the grand mosque turning into an illuminated tribute to Islamic art. In addition to light and sound spectacles during the festival, there are also parades along the Sharjah corniche every evening at about 9 pm.

"Sharjah Light Festival invites internationally renowned artists to celebrate science, creativity and heritage in a display of lights, colours and music at beloved landmarks."

How to get there

Festival locations are found throughout the city and territories - see the official website for more details. City Sightseeing Sharjah invites you on board for an exclusive bus route running through all of Sharjah City’s light festival highlights. Hop on board to fully experience this year’s celebrations!
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Sharjah Light Festival
Sharjah Light Festival
Sharjah Light Festival

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