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Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Address: Corniche Street, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: + 971 6 565 5455
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Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The islamic civilization museum in Sharjah is one of the must see while visiting Sharjah, the building is very interesting to see, the explosion by historic period is well done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The islamic civilization museum in Sharjah is one of the must see while visiting Sharjah, the building is very interesting to see, the explosion by historic period is well done and the temporary exhibitions are always of high quality Cheap entrance fee with large free of charge parking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The range of objects and educational information in this local museum is impressive. It does a good job of explaining the Islamic context for the works being shown and the galleries are well organized. I would say that the lighting and display cases are not always as conducive to appreciating the objects as they could be, but still well worth... More 

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Wethersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In a short time in history this museum provided a real insight of the Arabic culture, especially surrounding Sharjah and the UAE generally. Well worth a visit, give yourselves time to take in the information available.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is quietly fascinating and you can spend a couple of hours here. The building itself is fashioned on the Natural History Museum in London, when inside you will be walk through and learn how Islam inspired civilisation through art, science etc. Very important to learn in todays day and age. It cost 5 dirhams to enter, there is... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I had my doubts coming to a Islamic museum but it was beautifully put together. It was not only about Islam but the culture, history and civilization of the followers of Islam. The museum in itself is beautiful from the outside and in. The architecture has a islamic feel and provokes a serene feeling. My favorite displays were the Islamic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have visited a number of Islamic museums in a number of different countries and while this is probably the most well funded it was really underwhelming. Whoever is in charge should really sit down and think about what exhibits would best serve the stated purpose of such a museum. I suggest an exhibit on the Prophet Muhammad(SAW) including historical... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On a day trip to Sharjah we visited the Museum of Islamic Civilisation. We visited with my three kids and they enjoyed it. The museum is very well planned and maintained. the kids enjoyed all the working models and seeing the fabric covering of the door of the Holy Ka'aba in Mecca. they have a great selection of coins through... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pretty huge Islamic museum, great place to visit and spend some time, more galleries, place where you can relax and ave a coffee. Highly recommended.

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a beautifully presented museum. The working models explaining the scientific discoveries are grest. A superb collection of astrolobes and lobes. The second floor has a myriad of wondefful examples of Islamic art with excellent explanations. I took 2 days to wonder through it. Highly recommended.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Huge and wonderful Islamic museum. I was surprised why I miss it in all times I visited Sharjah. The contents of the museum are diverse and informative. Showing the Islamic civilization in whole. I will let the photos speak.

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Additional Information about Museum of Islamic Civilization

Address: Corniche Street, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: + 971 6 565 5455
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Sharjah  >  Sharjah
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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