The festival's actions were reported across more than 30 countries, with over nine million interactions reported across all social media channels, reflecting the emirate's prominence as an international tourism destination.
H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman, SCTDA remarked, "The festival reached a step closer to our bold ambitions to attract 10 million visitors by 2021 [...].
We look forward to similar events [...] to highlight Sharjah's identity, cultural heritage, and architectural beauty and enhance our position on the global tourism map."
Sharjah Light Festival was held from February 07 to 17 across 18 locations within the emirate, with this year's festival having expanded its shows to include new sites and landmarks.