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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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Sharjah City Sightseeing Tour - The Pearl of the Gulf

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Nobody can miss this Museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

There's a lot of reviews for this, so I'll just give my take. The building is beautiful, with clean bathrooms, a decent cafe (the upstairs cafe is downright posh), nice gift shop, and great location right on the corniche. It's divided into roughly 8 galleries (4 top, 4 bottom). On the ground floor, there is a gallery with a good... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In Sharjah along the Corniche road is a beautiful building that houses the Museum of Islamic Civilization. It is five dirham to enter and pictures are allowed without flash. The museum is big and has several galleries. There are engineering marvels, astrolabes used with astronomical timekeeping, rare and old coins, weapons, Qorans and much more. There was a seminar going... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very informative and interesting specially the coins and early use of garments and weapons and astronomical instruments

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Irvine, California
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited this museum during a tour of Sharjah. We found it fascinating, particularly the exhibit on Islamic science. The museum is located in a beautiful building.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very good museum. Quite interesting. Beautiful building from outside as well as inside. Even if you are not interested in history, you can't get bore. Photography is allowed.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A perfect counterpoint to the "local tribe" heritage information elsewhere, this is a full-scale beautiful compendium of regional decorative arts. Tiles, armour, textiles, metalware, woodwork -- this rivals the V&A in London for excellent objects in superb displays. Tranquil, beautiful, and a pleasure. Sure, it annoyingly claims everything is "Islamic, pre-Islamic, or Islamic-influenced" but get over it. It is not... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

sound good, but as me not being more history buff, found it OK. though the library was good. it in the city of sharjah, easily accessible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Best place to see the past and present of islam culture.. The place is very quite, complete and very organize, it has cafe and souvenir shop as well.. Must visit place in sharja

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Vast collection of objects and models with explanations also in English. It's easy to spend at least half a day here, if not a whole day. There is a gift shop and restaurant on the premises. The museum is housed in a former souk and very tastefuly repurposed.

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