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MENAFN - Arab News - 14/02/2014
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(MENAFN -Arab News) DR. SULTAN Al Qassimi Center of Gulf Studies, one of the main sites of Sharjah Light Festival 2014, with its special presentation of lights, color and melody offering a peek into the region’s history has been attracting huge number of visitors and tourists.

The show is particularly special as it trains the spotlight on the center’s unique collection of centuries-old cartography and history. The history of the region and world is illuminated on the faade, as the dome becomes a luminous sphere representing the other half of what exists inside the center, as part of the Sharjah Light Festival presentation, that started on Feb. 6 and will continue till Feb. 14.

The center boasts a rich treasure from the personal collection of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, which had been collected over the decades.

It includes rare maps, manuscripts and books dating back centuries as well as some stunning specimens and models of European and Arabian ships that played a pioneering role in the maritime history of the region.

Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi Center of Gulf Studies building in Sharjah city is being seen as a welcome addition to the SLF festivities this year. The Center is an important cultural and historical landmark of Sharjah. Its building is another fine example of the beautiful Islamic architecture as well as a modern urban structure that is ideal for the celebration of festival of lights and colors with its theme of the Capital of Islamic Culture this year.

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, which is hosting the Festival for the fourth year, has been keen to add new, outstanding locations and historical landmarks to the SLF celebrations each year to highlight the Emirate’s distinct Arab and Islamic heritage and legacy. Internationally acclaimed artists from around the world are invited each year to join the Festival and add their special creative touch to bring out the aesthetic grandeur of Sharjah’s historical and urban landscape.

The Sharjah Light Festival will run until Feb. 14 at 12 locations that include Sharjah City Municipality, Kuwait Square, Cultural Palace Square, King Faisal Mosque, Al Taqwa (Al Majaz) Mosque, Al Majaz Waterfront, Central Souk, Al Qasba (Internal faade), Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi Center of Gulf Studies, Hamza Bin Abdul Mottaleb Mosque in Kalba, and Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque in Khorfakkan. The performances are being held every night from 7.30pm to 11pm on weekdays and until midnight during weekends.

A full program of activities and further details are available at the official website www.slf.ae as well as through social networking sites of the Authority.


 


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