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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
| +971 6 565 5455

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Sat - Thur 8am - 8pm
Fri 4pm - 8pm

Sharjah Museum Islamic Civilization

Sharjah is a small Emirate about ninety minutes from Abu Dhabi, on the other side of Dubai’s skyscrapers. The Museum offers an amazing tour through the history of Islamic art, architecture, and culture: medical instruments, navigational tools, calligrapher’s brushes, and manuscripts, textiles, and objets. A quick drive from the museum takes you to the famous Blue Souq, full of rug merchants and antiques dealers. Go to the souq prepared to haggle: if you're patient, you can save a pretty penny.

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over 2 years ago

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah is a small emirate about 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi, on the far side of Dubai’s skyscrapers. This museum offers an amazing tour through the history of Islamic art, architecture and culture: medical instruments, navigational tools, calligrapher’s brushes, and manuscripts, textiles, and objets. A quick drive from the museum takes you to the famous Blue Souk, full of rug merchants and antiques dealers. Go to the souk prepared to haggle: Prices are frequently flexible, if you’re patient.
about 2 years ago

History and Culture at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

A short (30 minute) drive from downtown Dubai, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is well worth your time. This well-curated museum will give you a fascinating tour through Islamic civilization and its important contributions to human understanding in science, navigation, architecture, medicine, and art. Permanent exhibitions include beautiful illuminated manuscripts, glass, and scientific instruments from the ancient world.