Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah

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Explore the history and traditions of the country's main religion at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, a modern cultural institution. Opened in 2008 in a grand, gold-domed building, the museum houses over 5,000 artifacts across seven galleries, including ones dedicated to faith, art, science and technology, and temporary exhibits. Highlights include ancient astrolabes (astronomical instruments perfected by Islamic scientists), as well as Islamic coins from across the world, each a testament to its own regional history and the spread of Islam across the continents. Thoughtfully arranged and full of information, the museum offers a fine introduction to the spiritual and intellectual heritage of this major world religion. Add Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and other attractions to your Sharjah trip itinerary using our Sharjah road trip app .
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  • the best Museum in The united Arab Emirates , 1 : rich in content 2: well organized and pieces are well displayed 3 : informative , specially the gallery of Muslim Inventions and Inventors with fine r...  more »
  • The museum is housed in an attractive domed building and is spread over 2 floors. Entrance for adults is 10AED which we thought very reasonable. The exhibits are made up of both models and actual arti...  more »
  • Some explanations have some inaccuracies, still worth watching. Also the building itself very photogenic
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  • If you could only do one thing in Sharjah, visiting this museum would be a great choice. It's collection is vast, rich and lovingly presented. It's exhibits consistenty offer a gentle, joyful and informative look at Islam, from a variety of perspectives (historical, creed, scientific, artistic, etc.) The museum has a simple cafe, an attractive gift shop and plenty of parking - - - but it's crown jewel is the interior of it's main dome. Be sure to take the stairs or elevator to the very top floor to sit in a huge armchair and gaze at the amazing tiled rendering of the constellations.
  • It contains many Islamic history and I enjoy visiting the place. And it Improves my knowledge of Islamic history.
  • Nice peaceful place ...I like it but some of the gallery items are repeated and just not given enough information ... But still a good place to know the Islamic culture and things used in good old days ... If you are visiting Sharjah then you must go
  • Best place to visit. But limited viewing items only, nearest Sharjah aquarium is more attractive
  • It is good place to know about tenets of Islam and Islamic rulers and whereabouts. It has separate section for inventions from Islamic era. It has multiple galleries.

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