Al Majaz

Sharjah Light Festival

For the 7th consecutive year the Sharjah light festival will illuminate the emirate from the 2nd to the 11th of February 2017. The world’s most acclaimed light festival, combining local talent and internationally renowned artists switches on again. The Sharjah light festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to be amazed by the beautifully composed music, ingenuity of the artists and technical masters who curate the stunning illuminations onto the inspiring architecture of Sharjah.

Eye-opening displays of colour, images and lights are inspired by a variety of subjects such as beauty, science, creativity and knowledge. Sharjah Light Festival is a highly anticipated event as each year it takes the advancements of technology and transforms them with an elegant touch into something awe-inspiring.

Sharjah retains its prestigious position as a key-player in the world of artistic endeavor and enlightenment with the light festival, an experience that delights all who see it and is a celebration of the emirate’s achievements. Literally shedding light on the emirate’s rich civilization, history and monuments, a spectacular vision of Sharjah becomes reality during ten nights of marvelous shows across the Emirate.


Daily shows will be taking place from 6:00pm till 11:00pm on weekdays, and till midnight on weekends.

The shows will be on hold every day from 6:00pm to 6:35pm and from 7:30pm to 8:15pm to observe Maghrib and Isha prayers, respectively.

The Buhairah Corniche road between Al Majaz Waterfront and Al Majaz Amphitheatre will be closed for the Live Parade from 8:58pm until 9:45pm every evening, February 3 to 11.

Photo Contest

Visit any of the Sharjah Light Festival shows in Sharjah, Khorfakan, Kalba or Dibba Al Hisn, you will be captivated by the stunning lights and could even win a prize in the SLF Photography competition.
Upload your favourite photographs or videos to the official Instagram account @shjtourism,  use #sharjahlf and mention @shjtourism.

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Established in 1996, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is responsible for promoting commerce and tourism in the emirate of Sharjah. SCTDA endeavours to develop these sectors through various events and activities as part of its wider strategy in promoting the emirate at local, regional and international levels. SCTDA focuses on Sharjah’s key factors of cultural distinction, heritage values and family friendliness combined with a modern slant which make Sharjah a unique tourist destination.

In coordination with other government departments and the private sector, SCTDA exerts considerable effort to achieve development of the emirate of Sharjah with forward thinking plans, constantly evolving events and festivals that help Sharjah retain its position which is ranked among the most prestigious and distinguished commercial and tourist destinations in the world.


Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority

Crescent Tower
PO Box 26661
Sharjah – UAE

Tel: +97165566777
Fax: +97165563000

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Our Partner

Nomada is proud to be the exclusive partner of SCTDA to produce, design and operate the Sharjah Light Festival since the first edition.

Based in the United Arab Emirates, Nomada is a leading event management company, a team of passionate people with a singular way of looking at things and a constant interest in sharing creative visions.

In a continuous search for optimum production quality we develop innovative tools, interactive digital arts, multimedia installations & shows, bringing together skill, dedication, commitment, experience and talent.

We design and produce creative events as a signature allowing public and private entities to create their own image, to reflect their progress and pioneering spirit, to increase their international visibility and influence.

Nomada operates within the Middle-East and all over the world as our name is all about travel and dream …

A warm thanks to all the artists and participants who have accepted our invitation for the SLF 2017.

NOMADA – Les Arts nomades Cie

Jumaa Al Majid BLDG
Sh – Khalifa Bin Zayed Rd
PO Box 73614
Dubai – UAE

Tel: +971 4 396 11 99
Fax: +971 4 396 11 19

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