Soak up Sharjah’s arts scene

The emirate shines bright when it comes to art and culture

Soak up Sharjah’s arts scene

Sharjah is awash with amazing cultural displays, but it never shines so bright as it does during its annual light festival. The emirate has been illuminated for the last eight years by dazzling displays of colour crafted by an array of local and international artists.

The event attracts thousands of visitors each and every year, who come to marvel at the live shows and projections which literally light up the third largest city in the UAE.

The festival, which was held over the course of ten days in 2018, takes place in several locations all over the emirate, making use of innovative light techniques set against a stirring soundtrack to create eye-catching three-dimensional designs on mosques, key landmarks and historic buildings. The festival is the first of its kind in the UAE and looks set to provide many more years of light entertainment.

The Sharjah Art Foundation is responsible for a whole host of fantastic exhibitions and events, too. One of the its biggest installations in recent years, the Rain Room is a room filled with pouring rain that moves around you as you step through.

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