Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
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Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
16:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
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pegasustr
Dubai, United Arab Emirates216 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
5 out of 5; Almost next to Dubai very cheap to enter and a great museum. I am suprised why it is not much promoted by travel agencies and advertised. It is public museum probably it is the reason why it is less known.

You can spend 2-3 hours easily and learn a lot about the religion and traditions as well as history.

If you are in Dubai/Sharjah; and want to visit a museum; it is probably the best option. You can combine with Sharjah aquarium that is not far.
Written 8 April 2022
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Dr_Rohan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands783 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
While staying in Dubai we visited this museum in Sharjah. It was just 20 minutes by taxi from Dubai Deira and costs 60 AED (around 15 €). Students, 60+ and some others get free entrance. Open at 10am.
It’s a long beautiful building with four long halls full of information and exhibits. Specially the hall with Islamic inventions and innovations is quite interesting. Takes 1 to 2 hours to go though all 4 halls.
Recommend to visit
Written 31 January 2022
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Ladylalique
Lake Tahoe (California), CA76 contributions
May 2021
I visited this museum with one of my friends and the museum portrays the islamic civilization and how it has evolve during the centuries from all aspects, including art, bookbinding, minting practices, medicine, astrophysics, etc.
The museum has some priceless objects and really unique like the elephant clock, the water clock, the chandelier clock and a great collection of medical instruments.
The museum is very well organized and the architecture of the building is gorgeous.
The staff around the museum were very kind and they guide you very well around the museum.
Is really well done and well organized.
Written 23 June 2021
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KH4KI
London, UK291 contributions
Jun 2021
The title explains a lot here. Very simple and elegantly made covering most of the Islamic era with artifacts related to science, the painting of different times, and a huge collection of beautiful Quran copies.

Must visit the place and there is free parking in front of the building till 8 PM (hence you can walk around the corniche and walk from here to the town center and visit that as well - 15 min walk)
Written 19 June 2021
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,071 contributions
Feb 2020
The museum situated in a beautiful building. There are several section for general display on Islamic history and cultural. As a novice, I found the most interesting display is in the Abu Bakr Gallery.
Written 15 January 2021
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Raana C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
A wonderful, educational place detailing the history of the Islamic Civilisation. It requires at least 2 hours to appreciate all the magnificent exhibitions. Thoroughly recommend as a school visit
Written 10 October 2020
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Samson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Sharja is the cultural Emirtes of UAE , they keep most their bilding’s traditions way, there is many muesiam locates diffrent area off city, it’s real culture city, alcohol not allowed in sharja Emirtes, Islamic civilization muesiam is best attraction you can visit to know about Islam and their culture
Written 3 October 2020
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Shafi Khan
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia78 contributions
Oct 2019
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is situated on the beach of Arabian Sea in Sharjah, it has stored the old civilization of Islam and Arab World especially the UAE and Sharjah rulers. the way they wear, eat, work and communicate.
Written 29 September 2020
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DubaiCheuk
Dubai, United Arab Emirates123 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
The original intention of my visit was to get a close-up view of the museum’s grand architecture, but the contents exceeded my expectations by far and I think it’s well worth a a relatively short drive from the other Emirates to visit this gem on the Sharjah Corniche.

As others have commented, the layout has been well thought-through with different galleries for different themes. The collection of Islamic script from the Quran and the hadiths is fairly extensive, and everything is labeled bilingually in Arabic and English. As a non-Muslim, I thought the illustrations of the Hajj pilgrimage were particularly informative of both the physical terrain and the spiritual perspectives.

There is a separate gallery on astronomy, engineering and architecture by Islamic scientists, also with a fairly extensive display of astronomical and navigation equipment. It was an interesting experience for me as, coming from a European education background where this period of history was covered as the Middle Ages or Dark Ages, it was also this same period where advances were made in the Fertile Crescent and which this section of the museum provides some further insights into.

The first floor of the museum houses a wide collection of art and artifacts from the Middle East, Andulasia and Persian regions across various periods of history. The way everything was arranged and narrated reminded me of the layout of the V&A in London, and I was very impressed at how the curators of this museum have made the most of showcasing the collection that they have.

Certainly merits a repeat visit!
Written 29 August 2020
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Smith
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,787 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is one of the best museums that I ever visit

There is an huge selection of Arabic Art and history to see

The museum is extremely well organised with a effective team working there to serve and assist you

I really recommend you this museum to discover it
Written 29 April 2020
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  • Fri - Fri 16:00 - 20:00
  • Sat - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
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