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Sharjah Light Festival begins

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Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi inaugurated the 8th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival (SLF 2018) at the Dr Sultan Al Qassimi Center for Gulf Studies. Organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), the show will run till Feb.17.

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This year the festival will include 23 shows covering 18 popular locations in Sharjah, curated by more than 24 artists from 10 countries. For the first time, the shows are being organized at Al Hamriya and Al Dhaid. This year, 24 artists from 10 different countries host the most beautiful displays under the direction of the French director Mathieu Felix.

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The Authority has worked over the past seven years to diversify the festival’s activities to boost the international image of Sharjah, as well as promote the emirate’s scientific, cultural, and artistic successes. The tourism authority has been making all efforts to make this festival a success year after year as it has helped the authority in positioning Sharjah on the international tourism map,” said SCTDA Chairman Khalid Jasim Al Midfa.

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Sharjah Light festival 2017 had attracted over 700,000 visitors to the emirate, which proves the festival has become an important addition to the SCTDA’s activities and initiatives that make Sharjah a rich, diverse, and unique tourism destination.

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The locations include Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi Center for Gulf Studies, Sharjah University Campus Avenue, University City Hall, Sharjah Police Academy, Khalid Lagoon, Al Noor Mosque, Palm Oasis, the House of Justice, the Heart of Sharjah, Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn), the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, the Ammar Bin Yasser Mosque in Al Dhaid, Sheikh Rashid Bin Ahmed Al Qassimi Mosque in Dibba Al-Hisn, the Municipality of Al Hamriya, the Town Planning Department of Khorfakkan, Khorfakkan Municipal Council, Kalba Municipal Council, and the Directorate of Human Resources in Kalba.

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Daily performances will be held from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on weekdays and from 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight on weekends.