Sharjah Light Festival adds brilliance to the emirate’s magnificent mosques
Sharjah Light Festival has actually put the spotlight on 5 of the most magnificent mosques in Sharjah-- Masjid Al Noor beside Khalid Lagoon on Buhaira Corniche, Masjid Al Taqwa at Al Majaz Waterfront, Masjid Al Maghfira on the Sharjah Corniche Street, Masjid Al Qasimia University, and Al Dhaid’s Masjid Ammar Bin Yasser.
These mosques, which stick out for their charming architectural styles, get a new splendour each night as light develops ingenious three-dimensional designs on them throughout the Sharjah Light Festival. The Sharjah Light Festival is being held from February 4 to 13 this year with daily programs from 6 pm to 11 pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekends.
This year, Masjid Al Noor on Buhariah Corniche gets covered in stunning shapes by artist Mathilde Rouault, illustrating locations and kinds of art from worldwide, while Masjid Al Taqwa features a program of travel by artist Cindy Lo, exploring different places and landscapes from the windows of a train.
Masjid Al Maghfira on the Sharjah Corniche Street hosts the show, Original Maps, by artist Charlie Bayot, who changes the mosque with visual motions of light influenced by vintage maps developed by Arab geographers from the Middle Ages.
Sharjah Light Festival has likewise drawn attention to the splendid architecture of Masjid Al Qasimia University, which hosts the show, 'Inspiring Islamic Architecture', and Masjid Ammar Bin Yasser at Al Dhaid with 'A World of Colour' program.
Organized by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, Sharjah Light Festival has entered its 6th year. The celebration has included 10 brand-new programs this year, bringing 23 distinct experiences to the emirate.