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. To visit Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization on your trip to Sharjah, use our Sharjah tourist route planner.
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  • As the third largest Emirate of the United Arab Emirates of Sharjah and not as famous as its neighbor Dubai, but as the cultural capital of the Arab world, deep history and rich culture of the Sharjah Emirate. Sharjah recommend you must come to a Museum of Islamic civilization, located in the West of Sharjah city. Museum exhibition room is divided into two layers, although only two floors, upstairs and downstairs all Gallery categories of exhibits on display are quite rich, holding up to 5,000 pieces of cultural relics, is a more representative exhibits in Gallery. In addition to archaeological finds in the Museum, but more Islamic cultural tradition and history in detail. Arab weather is too hot, stood for a while on the stand in the Sun, might as well go ahead c car, sitting in the air-conditioned car to visit popular attractions in Sharjah.
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  • There are many museums In Sharjah and this one is a must visit in the Emirate. It showcases over 1000 years of Islamic history and more. A large number of exhibits is present. Very informative. I spen...  more »
  • The museum was easy to reach but finding a taxi to leave was difficult. It shows a variety of Islamic artifacts , Qurans with different scripts and Several coins from several eras are displayed in the...  more »
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  • We enjoyed the exhibitions. It is nice to know more about Islam and Arabic culture. Second floor galleries are very cold because of AC. Check it out. And it is free.
  • I don't know why Sharjah museums are not popular among the tourists. They are all good, but this one is the pearl of them all. Huge museum, it takes at least 2 hours to visit it and there are some amazing stuff to seen.
  • Honestly, never went inside but its having great view from outside.
  • Alhamdulillah! One of the best museum ever visited there is lot of things to explore in it.
  • Great Place to visit, great depiction of the Innovation and contribution of Muslims to the Modern World.

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