Page 6 - Al Tijarah - March 2019
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       48  Under the patronage of His Highness

         Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad
         Al  Qasimi,  Member  of  the  Supreme
         Council and Ruler of Sharjah, His
         Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed
         bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and
         Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman
         of the Executive Council of Sharjah,
         attended the opening ceremony of the
         Sharjah Light Festival 2019, which was
         held at the Sharjah City Municipality.
         The Festival was organized by the
         Sharjah Commerce and Tourism
         Development Authority (SCTDA)
         from February 6 to 16 this year.

         The ninth edition of the Sharjah
         Light Festival, themed ‘Culture and
         Family,’ forms  part  of the  Authority’s
         continuing efforts and initiatives to
         highlight the emirate’s unique identity,
         and its cultural and architectural
         heritage, thereby enhancing its position
         on the global tourism map to achieve
         the objectives of the Sharjah Tourism
         Vision 2021.

         To the  delight  of the spectators,
         the inaugural show featured unique
         creations with  spectacular visual art
         paintings building on musical notes,
         using the latest advanced optical   for, in the fields of education,   the continuous support of His Highness
         technology. Created by the French   culture, science, environment and   Sheikh Sultan bin  Mohammed bin
         artist Laurent Langlois and titled   conservation, Islamic architecture,   Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and
         ‘Transmission’, the show embodies   Arab civilization and heritage,   Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman
         the ancient Arab culture and cultural   in addition to sports, music and   of the Executive Council of Sharjah, in
         diversity in the Emirate of Sharjah   astronomy; fields in which Arabs have   the last few years, we have been able
         and highlights the most prominent   excelled since historic times.   to  support  the  emirate's  vision  and
         architectural  aesthetics  in  the details                           achieve its ambitious goals. Today,
         of the municipality building, which is a   Commenting on the opening, H.E.   the emirate stands as one of the
         masterpiece landmark of the emirate.  Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of   most important tourist destinations
                                           SCTDA said: "Under the directives   in the world and we are currently
         The  show  also  symbolizes  the   of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin   working with local entities to achieve
         elements of Arab and Islamic culture   Muhammad, Member of the Supreme   more successes in the tourism sector.
         the emirate of Sharjah is famous   Council and Ruler of Sharjah and with   These efforts will contribute to raising
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