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Sharjah Heritage Museum

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Address: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 6 568 0006
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On its face, this museum would seem to be about cultural heritage - which it is. Perhaps more importantly though, it use an exploration of cultural heritage to help aid in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On its face, this museum would seem to be about cultural heritage - which it is. Perhaps more importantly though, it use an exploration of cultural heritage to help aid in understanding. The displays are well done, providing exhibits that explain where traditions came from, and how they relate to current culture. Again, the interpretive aspect is top-notch (which seems... More 

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Philadelphia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

These heritage museums are often much-of-a-muchness, but this one stood out for the comprehensiveness of the contents and the clarity of the explanations. This should be the FIRST place to start your Dubai/Sharjah experience. It is open 8-8 so very accessible, well air-conditioned, and full of tools, costumes, photographs and very clear and simple explanations in a great building. Not... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We went to the Heritage Museaum, which is small but quite impressive. There you see how life was before the oil, and how it has been transformed, in such a small period of time. I would recommend strongly to visit this heritage museum.

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Perth, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

UAE include 7 emirates. Sharjah is the neighbouring emirate of Dubai. It includes an old historical Heritage Area. Big Bus Tours provides a free 3.5 hour tour to Sharjah with the Dubai's Big Bus Tours' 48 hour ticket. Hence this new city with a lot of heritage can be visited for free. We took it, and had a luck to... More 

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Birmingham UK
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Heritage Museum and its surrounding museums are very well organised and provide an interesting insight into the history and customs of Sharjah. There are the inside galleries but also an outside space and roof top areas to visit. Nearby are other small museums including an original school building which was very interesting and had a very welcoming custodian who... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The staff here are awesome and the place very interesting. If you like learning about the natural, ancient history of the Emirates and the region, then this is the best place I could recommend. Some of the artifacts are incredible, and really paint an alternative image of what life was like in the Emirates.

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Malaga
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Nothing to see there.The area is under construction.Very few traditional buildings as new buildings are being built.There is a youth hostel there only I think.

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White Rock, Canada
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It was interesting to see the way that the people lived only 40 years ago before the oil was found, and the heritage of the Tribes where the rulers from Dubai and Abu Dhabi come from. There are photos of their ancestors living as a Bedouins and they have come so far but still take care of their people as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The heritage village is located in a part of town where there is lots of renovation going on and is parallel to a large shopping area.Many of the local taxi drivers do not know where it is, so look for the sign for Heritage village and get off on the main street. Unfortunately, there is one small sign & if... More 

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Southport
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This place is only active late afternoon. Until then its a ghost town in the centre of Sharjah and can fell a little creepy as you tour the area. With shops full of items but no one about. We arrived mid-day but places like this are best seen in the weekend evening

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