Over a period of 9 days in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, from February 6th to the 14th, 2014, the night shines and the city is reinvented. Urban space is offered an escape from its daily routine… it becomes a new land of mystery. Streets are lit up, architecture is altered, parks and gardens appear under a new light. Magic, light and sound move the audience.
For those unfamiliar with Sharjah (الشارقة (ash-shāriqah), it is the third largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. It is located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has been ruled by the Al Qasimi dynasty since the 18th century.
The festival is a special time for exploration and adventure; in each corner a new image appears – the colours are multiplied and endless. Eyes sparkle, questions arise… let’s take a look at the highlights of this fabulous festival from last month.
Below is a video to give you a more alive experience of the event.