Blaze of glory beckons
The Sharjah Light Festival 2013 opened on Thursday and will brighten the emirate’s most celebrated landmarks from Al Qasba to Kalba and Khorfakkan. The show aims to highlight the emirate’s history, culture and heritage through its medium of technology and art.
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