Wait! Chinese New Year Is Not Over Yet! Catch The Festivities At Mall Of The Emirates And City Centre Deira This Week

Opportunity for lucky shoppers to win AED 10,000 and AED 5,000 daily from 15 – 24 February 2018

City Centre Deira

Chinese performances across the mall with multiple lion and ribbon dances to spread good fortune, acrobalance, and a show stopping drumming act

Date: 15-21 February

Timings: 5:15PM, 6:30PM, 8:00PM, and 9:15PM

Spend and win: Shoppers who spend AED 300 and above at the mall until 24 February, will be able to enter a prize draw in which AED 5,000 will be given away daily.

Mall of the Emirates, South Galleria

Fantasy show ‘Magical China’ features dancers dressed as lotuses, pretty parasols and contortionists who will perform mind-bending feats; Suitable for all ages, three times a day

Date: 16-24 February

Spend and win: Shop for AED 1,000 at any of the mall’s retailers and enter a prize draw with winnings worth AED 15,000 given away each day. Open to all visitors of all nationalities, until 24 February.


Mesmerizing synergy of lights launches Sharjah Lights Festival 2018

The Sharjah Light Festival has bathed the emirate’s Khalid Lagoon with multicolored lights, illuminating its waterfront attractions and architecture in a multidimensional spectrum. The Khalid Lagoon and Palm Oasis will be host to spectacular displays until February 17.

Cambodian artist Cindy Lo has designed a light show titled ‘A House in the Sea Under the Moonshine’ at Masjid Al Noor. Lo has created cosmic geometric shapes and colors with charming lights spreading in harmonious movement on the facade of the Mosque. They form abstract paintings, pictorial art and a mixture of images that interact with the structures and details of the beautiful building. The show embodies the creativity of Lo, who is known for paintings that evoke reality and connections between the infinitesimal and the infinite. The artist is also recognized for specializations focusing on the links between the ancestral image of the universe and contemporary cosmology.

The Light Carousel show at Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah features the work of artist Nicholas Gautier, who wields his highly technical skills and experience in lighting. Gautier utilizes advanced technology to produce a stunning, dynamic show using powerful searchlights. The show, aptly named the ‘Sky Tracer,’ starts with powerful searchlights scanning the surrounding skies and waters of the lagoon, while spinning lights send out an intense myriad of colors in all directions at high speeds –like a carousel freewheeling over the lagoon, lighting up the sky in a multidimensional spectrum.

The Flag Island Sheds Light on ‘Eco Innovation’ in the UAE Innovation Month

In line with the on-going UAE Innovation Month, an event that is celebrating inventiveness and creativity across the seven emirates throughout February, The Flag Island in Sharjah has announced a weeklong activation, ‘Island of Science’, that is being held from February 15-21 at the destination – home to one of the tallest flag poles in the UAE and the world.

At the heart of a series of curated workshops and exhibitions is the concept of ‘environmental innovation’. Through these activations, the significant concepts of environmental technology, eco-efficiency, environmental design, recycling and upcycling, and sustainable design innovation will be made familiar to participants and visitors who will learn how to save and preserve the environment using new, innovative techniques, and turn the same into concerted community action.

“In the 21st century, innovation is an essential prerequisite of development. In 2015, the UAE nationalised its goal for innovation with the launch of the ‘Year of Innovation’, and since we have been fuelling this momentum towards reaching our goal of becoming one of the most innovative nations by 2021. The environment is the protective fabric under which the earth and all its diversity thrive. It is one sector that is desperate need for innovation, and the kind that will be most effective if generated on a large scale at the grassroots by community actors and innovators,” said Kholoud Al Junaibi, Manager of Flag Island.

New Outdoor ‘Family Entertainment Venue’ Features In Latest Line-Up At Al Majaz Waterfront

Sharjah’s Al Majaz Waterfront, one of the most popular family venues in the UAE, has added even more attractions to its line-up, bringing in a vast range of games, arcades, rides and other activities, plus the ‘Oasis of Coloured Balls’ at its brand new outdoor Family Entertainment Venue.

As Al Majaz Waterfront takes full advantage of the weather as it settles down to ideal temperatures to suit all ages from toddlers to adults, the new features include such attractions as the train, the whopper water trailer, basketball, ring toss, kick the bucket, fishing frog and can smash.

The second addition, Oasis of Colored Balls provides the perfect outdoor chance for up to 50 children at a time to glide down one of four slides into the huge area of 150,000 of coloured balls.

 

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah Speaks For Love With Love This Valentine’s Day

This valentine’s day, you will truly impress your partner with Coral Beach Resort Sharjah’s promotions and deals. Because you’re always on our mind, we present you the right offers to keep that bond tighter this Valentin’s day. Coral Beach Resort Sharjah will literally spread love in the air in its love-themed restaurants and great deals. Each restaurant shall maintain the spirit that will make this day memorable.

“Coral Beach Resort Sharjah is used to cater for the expectations of its guests. Since we cater with love, Valentine’s day is a special date for us. This year we are presenting our visitors the best offers in the hotel’s restaurants. This year we speak for love with love,” said Mr. Haytham Aziz, General Manager.

The offers are as follow:

Al Dente Italian Restaurant offers:

What can speak love better than Italian? Al Dente Italian Restaurant is offering you the deal you need to make your night special.

  • 3 course of set menu
  • AED 165.00 per couple including sparkling wine and flower for the ladies
  • Timing: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
  • Above rate is subject to 5% VAT

City Sightseeing Sharjah Adds Two New Routes For The Emirate’s Light Festival

In keeping with its constant efforts to provide tourists and residents with prime opportunities to see Sharjah’s most impressive cultural features and events, two new routes have been added to City Sightseeing Sharjah during the eighth edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, which runs from February 7-17, 2018.

The hop-on, hop-off office service, launched by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in collaboration with City Sightseeing Worldwide, will introduce a Blue Route, which begins at Central Souq and takes in Al Jubail Market, Heart of Sharjah, Sharjah Fort Museum, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cultural Square, Mega Mall, Gold Centre, ending at Al Mahatta Museum.

The new orange route also begins at the Central Souq and includes Al Noor Mosque, Al Buhaira Corniche, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Al Montazah Amusement and Waterpark, Flag Island, Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum and Al Qasba as the final stop.

Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, COO of Shurooq, said: “These two new routes will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the emirate’s most popular destinations at their best as the Sharjah Light Festival illuminates the sky with spectacular displays, highlighting the beauty of architecture and artistic designs of Arab and Islamic cultures.”

Sharjah Light Festival 2018

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the details of the 8th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, which will be held with the participation of an exciting lineup of top internationally renowned artists during its 11-day run, in 18 locations under the theme “Culture in Sharjah” from February 7 to the 17th,2018. The details were unveiled during a press conference held (Monday, January 29, 2018) at Al Hisn Fort Museum in Sharjah.

In his speech, H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the SCTDA, said that the Authority has worked over the past seven years to diversify the festival’s activities to boost the international image of Sharjah, as well as promote the emirate’s scientific, cultural, and artistic successes thanks to the vision and guidance of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

World’s Largest Gold Ring Goes On Display At The Sahara Centre

Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, entertainment and leisure destination, is proud to be displaying the world’s largest gold ring, Najmat Taiba (Star of Taiba), for the pleasure of its discerning visitors. Customers at the mall will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to view the USD 3 million masterpiece as it becomes Sharjah’s star attraction this month.

The 21-carat Najmat Taiba, which has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records and endorsed by the World Gold Council, weighs almost 64 kilograms (141 pounds) and is studded with 5.1 kilograms (11 pounds) of precious stones and diamonds, as well as 615 Swarovski crystals. 55 jewel smiths worked for 10 hours a day for 45 days to craft the ring, which is owned by Dubai-based company Taiba and has been put on display by Rossella Jewellery.

The Najmat Taiba cost its owner only $547,000 to make back in 2000, when gold was priced at about $250 an ounce. Gold prices has since soared and are now trading high at about $1,497.50 on today’s market, giving the ring an immense value estimated at USD 3 million.

Website:http://www.saharacentre.com/

AWST 2018 To Host Elite Arab Sports Personalities

The opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST 2018), organised by Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) and taking place February 2-12, will host a number of elite Arab officials and sports personalities. The participation of the special guests is in alignment with SWSF’s strategy to promote Sharjah’s expertise in the sporting arena and to encourage women in the UAE to participate in physical activity.

Taking place under the slogan ‘The World Is Your Court… Be a Winner,’ AWST 2018’s special guests include Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, and Her Royal Highness Princess Haifa bint Mohammed bin Saud Al Saud, Director General of the same organisation.

Exciting Opportunity For Local Golfers To Tee Off With Ryder Cup Legends In The Sharjah Senior Golf Masters Presented By Shurooq

 Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club (SG&SC), is once again giving golfers from across the region a once in a lifetime opportunity to qualify for a place in the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq where the winners will tee off with golfing legends in the second edition of the Staysure Tour event, taking place at SG&SC from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 March.

Entry is now open for local professionals and amateurs with a 2.4 handicap or lower for the qualifier which will be held at SG&SC on February 11. The top two finishers will each be awarded a place in the main event, where they will rub shoulders with some of the greats of the game including Des Smyth, Ronan Rafferty and Costantino Rocca as well as defending champion Chris Williams.

“The standard of golf is really high on the Staysure Tour, but we have a lot of fun too,” said eight-time European Tour winner Smyth who played in the 1979 and 1981 Ryder Cup, and was a Vice-Captain to Paul McGinley in the 2014 victory at Gleneagles. “It’s a little bit more relaxed than the European Tour whilst still being very competitive. I’m sure it’ll be a fantastic experience for the winners of the qualifier.”