The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority announced the launch of the Sharjah Water Festival 2013.

Sharjah Water Festival 2013 will be held from December 11 to 21, 2013, for the seventh consecutive year at Al Majaz Park next to the Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah.

The Sharjah Water Festival 2013 promises to be a completely new and exciting experience with Al Majaz Park, the venue, being divided into three areas, according to age groups -- Adventure Zone, Fun Zone and Kids’ Zone – for easier access.

The festival this year features several new attractions and world-class entertainment and recreational activities such as the Diving Show, Ice Age Show, Ice Rink, Petting Zoo, and Speaking Tree etc.

The world renowned Aqua Circus featuring high dives and mindboggling acrobatic feats over water, a 360-square metre outdoor Ice Rink which is the largest of its kind in the UAE, Roaming Carnival with musical stilt performers, unicyclists, jugglers, ribbon dancers, mimes and musicians and Street Entertainment with theatre performers, sourced from around the world are some of the highlights of the Water Festival this year. Public Skate Park is another big attraction this year, which appears for the very first time in the region.

Coinciding with the Sharjah Water Festival is the UIM H20 Formula One World Powerboat Championship, the Sharjah Grand Prix, to be held on December 12 and 13.