1.2 Million! Sharjah Light Festival Shines Bright with Record-Breaking Attendance


1.2 million visitors over 12 dazzling days

The 13th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival (SLF) wrapped up with a bang, drawing in a whopping 1.2 million visitors over 12 dazzling days from February 7 to 18, 2024. Spread across 12 cultural and tourist spots, the festival treated attendees to enchanting displays.

An impressive growth spurt!

This year, there was a fantastic surge in UAE-based small and medium-sized businesses joining the fun, with 80 national F&B and retail projects in the mix, up from 41 last year—an impressive 95 percent growth spurt! And let’s not forget the incredible volunteer turnout, proving once again the community’s unwavering support for the festival’s success.

The closing bash was a showstopper

The closing bash, orchestrated by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and under the watchful patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, was a showstopper at the General Souk in Al Hamriyah. With a theme of ‘The Past Meets the Future,’ the 3D video mapping extravaganza transformed the souq into a mesmerizing blend of Emirati heritage and futuristic tech, leaving everyone in awe and bridging generations in style.


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