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Sharjah Heritage Museum

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Phone Number: +971 6 568 0006
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Arabic heritage

One place to understand the rich Arabian heritage. You get to see an amazing collection of coins, pottery here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Nagarajan V
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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Amazing way to learn about UAE culture.Sharjah not too far from Dubai. Very hot and dry weather but worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

One place to understand the rich Arabian heritage. You get to see an amazing collection of coins, pottery here.

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San Francisco, California
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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