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Address: Bait Al Serkal Al Shuwaiheyn, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971(6)-568 8222
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Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Sharjah Biennial

This free event is a must-see for contemporary art enthusiasts in the UAE! The Biennial is embedded in the town of Sharjah, which takes a little bit of navigation but is well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This free event is a must-see for contemporary art enthusiasts in the UAE! The Biennial is embedded in the town of Sharjah, which takes a little bit of navigation but is well worth the effort. Start out at the Sharjah Arts Museum where you'll receive an excellent free catalogue, and from there you can explore the other exhibition sites located... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This museum is free and the exhibits are wonderful. I especially enjoyed the modern calligraphy exhibit.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you are in the old souq in Sharjah, it's nice to visit the art museum. There are many local artists exhibiting, showing many interesting Arabian scenes.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The day we visited there were three corridors given over to an excellent exhibition of children's art from Muslim countries and several Eastern European ones plus a few outliers such as Italy. A very modern interior to an older building with loos at the end of very long corridors(!). Great display spaces. The wing given over to the Sheikh's collection... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Been there during new year 2013 and watched 2 expositions. Nicely organized and planned venue like in most european biennial's. Be sure to check out the area around for big installations and outdoor projects

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Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Sharjah Art Museum (free, 10 am to 5 pm) – excellent lithographs from David Roberts, paintings from Ludwig Deutsch and Ferencz Eisenhut that have to be seen to be believed.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Located behind Iranian bazaar, this Museum offers an insight into the recent artistic production of Arab (and, more generally, Islamic) artists currently featured in the temporary exhibition on the ground floor (which is a hit or miss affair, it depends on your taste) and a very pleasant Orientalist collection of paintings of mainly 19th century European artists depicting the life... More 

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Cairo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

If you are looking for a beautiful arts and heritage escape after seeing the very modern Dubai, Sharjah is your place to feel this beautiful spirit. The heritage area is one of my favorite place here in UAE. Also you can feel people here are more calm and nicer. Sharjah Art Museum is your place if you want to see... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Definitely worth a visit. I love some of the Arabic art.

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Dubai
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78 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The advantage of Sharjah is that in one day you can visit many museums with fine art. No crowd, very kind assistance by the museum staff. A perfect alternative for those bored with shopping malls.

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