Car aficionados are in for a ‘wheely’ good treat this winter season, with a display of classic cars at Sharjah’s Flag Island parking lot, presenting the revs into action. The Flag Island Classic will be showing on three Fridays, November 30, December 28 and January 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It has commenced yesterday (Friday), and runs alongside the KSHTA event – a lively food event featuring some of the UAE’s best food trucks serving up delicious treats.
The Flag Island Classic is held in collaboration with Sharjah Old Cars Club, it is a must-attend event for classic cars enthusiasts, as some of the world’s oldest and rare cars is on the display. The KSHTA event runs every day of the week, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, 1:00 p.m. to midnight on Thursdays and Fridays, until 1 February 2019.
On November 2, The Flag Island also held a Motorbike Ride, in collaboration with Emirates Falcon Bikers, which saw professional motorcyclists race from Al Dhaid Flag Square to The Flag Island car park. The international ‘Kalinka’ contest, showcased a variety of activities, including folklore performances, Russian songs and traditional dancing, which also took place.
Flag Island was completed in 2012 after the 123-metre flagpole was raised, the 7th tallest in the world, the island now has a stage, art gallery, Amphitheatre and café. The flagpole, flying a UAE flag measuring 30x15m, is brought to life with a magnificent light display. Characterised by a unique design, the circle of seven lights, representing each of the emirates, surround the flag and shine on it to reveal its glory both day and night. Located near the Government Department Complex in Al Layyah, the Flag Island serves as a symbol of pride for the Emirate of Sharjah and often is the focal point for National Day celebrations taking using the open-air, 1,000- seat Amphitheatre.