Sharjah: In a spectacular unveiling, the enchanting Light Village 2024 opened its doors to the public on Thursday, promising visitors a truly unique and captivating experience.
This year, the Light Village showcases over 55 national SME projects to stimulate economic and tourist growth in the emirate by supporting national and home-grown projects.
The village also features a range of activities and attractions from a hypersonic multimedia tunnel and inflatable bubble-like spheres to giant mirrored balls that will take visitors on a journey of imagination, alongside play zone, versatile light installations and much more.
Located opposite the University City Hall of Sharjah, the Light Village is organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) as part of Sharjah Light Festival 2024 — the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East — scheduled from February 7 to 18.
The festival will illuminate a total of 12 iconic landmarks and sites across various cities and areas of the emirate.
Cultural hub, a family destination
Commenting on the launch of the Light Village 2024, Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the SCTDA, said: “The Light Village complements the Sharjah Light Festival’s vision by providing creative and engaging events across the emirate and its most prominent locations.
"The entertaining family destination caters to the needs of Sharjah residents and visitors and, at the same time, support youth initiatives and national projects to stimulate the national economy. Our aim is to foster creativity and innovation across various fields, contribute to entrepreneurship in SMEs, and enhance our community’s vibrancy and economic growth.”
Hypersonic multimedia tunnel
The Light Village transcends the ordinary, inviting visitors into an enchanting realm where light, sound, and movement unite in an extraordinary spectacle.
At its heart lies the Hyper Sonic Multimedia Tunnel, a marvel of technology where radiant light strips weave together dynamic visuals, animations, and compelling narratives, crafting an interactive journey that captivates the senses.
The Bubble-Shaped Inflatable Spheres is a masterpiece of visual artistry; a dazzling array of rainbow-hued spheres shimmer under the open sky, creating a spectacle of light and colour that offers an experience without parallel.
This vibrant large inflatable art installation captivates the imagination, iridescent colour that reacts to the sun and the moving sky.
Immersive experiences tent
In the Immersive Experiences Tent, visitors will enter the realm of Cosmic Bubbles, a mesmerising space and an immersive ball pit experience where visitors are enveloped in rolling spheres set beneath an ethereal canopy of multicoloured bubbles.
This immersive installation combines vivid imagery and captivating sounds to forge an imaginative, multisensory adventure unlike any other. In the tent, visitors will also enjoy the Mirrors in the Sky, an art exhibition of immersive mirror spheres, where viewers find themselves and the sky reflected endlessly in a collection of giant mirrored balls.