The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has taken over the city at nightfall, reinventing history and monuments to shed light on the emirate’s rich heritage and civilisation in a symphony of lights, images, sounds and colours at the 4th Sharjah Light Festival (SLF).

The nine-day festival, which had a grand opening featuring Sharjah’s new municipality building on Thursday, showcases this year the Islamic culture and heritage as the emirate celebrates being the “Capital of Islamic Culture” in the world.

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of 
the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and other dignitaries attended the opening of the festival at the new 
Sharjah Municipality building.

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director-General of SCTDA, told Khaleej Times that 2014 is a special year for Sharjah. “We made the “Capital of Islamic Culture” our theme for the 4th SLF by showcasing the Islamic culture and heritage through these lights on different iconic buildings of Sharjah. We have a high number of iconic structures with unique architecture in the emirate that allows us to have a variety of different shows for the SLF,” Al Midfa said.

For over nine nights, from 7pm lights, sounds and images will change the architectural designs of 12 sites, including five mosques, three of which are located on the East Coast… see more

source: khaleejtimes