Hundreds of thousands of visitors and delegates from 25 countries attended this year’s Sharjah Light Festival, which concluded at the weekend.
HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority spoke at the closing ceremony.
He said: “We are proud of the cultural advances that Sharjah has made, these successes put us on par with the world’s leading countries. The festival gains world acclaimed and is associated with Sydney and Moscow light festivals.
“Sharjah is known for many qualities which make it a leading destination for tourism, science, and art. The emirate’s best feature, however, is the authentic Islamic architecture of its landmarks and buildings, which makes it ideal for this kind of festival.
Among the buildings illuminated in the city itself were University City Hall, Cultural Palace, Al Noor Mosque, Al Taqwa Mosque, Khalid Lagoon and the Corniche.
Other locations around the emirate included Kalba University, Khor Fakkan University, Dibba Mosque and Al Dhaid Mosque.