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Museum of Islamic Civilization – Sharjah

Museum of Islamic Civilization – Sharjah

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was first inaugurated in the Heritage Area on the Sixth of November 1996 and later relocated and reopened near the Al-Majarrah Waterfront on the Sixth of June 2008. The Museum is the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates, displaying thousands of unique artifacts. These artifacts highlight the great Islamic Civilization from the first Century AH (7 AD) to the fourteenth Century AH (20 AD).

What you can see there

Visitors can explore discoveries and inventions of Muslim Scholars collected from various parts of the Islamic World. They are displayed according to their time periods in six distinct galleries.

There are many working models like the Islamic Geography, Water Clock, Elephant Clock, World Map etc. in display. Models of the historical Mosque of Cordoba and Observatory of Jaipur are displayed here.

Tickets and Parking

Entry tickets are prized at AED 10 per adult. Tickets are free for Senior Citizens (60+ years) and one companion. Ample parking space is available (free) in front of the Museum. The entrance is opposite to the Waterfront.

Here are some pictures taken during our visit on 18th of September 2021. Please adhere to the Covid-19 regulations and mandatory practices. I am sure you will enjoy your visit. Please plan to spend at least 3 hours to see it completely. You may take more time, as many of the artifacts displayed there will be of interest to you.

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Born and brought up in Kerala, I did my schooling in Kerala and graduated (B.Sc Physics) from the Calicut University. I have worked with a Swedish Company from 1994 to 2015, as a Senior Project Manager in their Group IT Division in Dubai. This blog is the result of my strong desire to communicate with others, sharing what I know and what I could gather from various sources.


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