Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017
11th February the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival at University City Hall. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, the chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation and Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre, Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq); and Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman of SCTDA were some of the high profile dignitaries attending the event.
While delivering his speech to the audience, Al Midfa said that Sharjah has always progressed steadily towards its goal. Inspired by Emirates eminent leadership, Sharjah successfully achieved momentum in sustainability. To quote Midfa, ‘’ The Sharjah Light Festival is one of these cultural achievements that add to the development and renaissance movement launched by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. 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.” Al Midfa also said, ‘’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.’’