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Sharjah Heritage Museum

Address: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 6 568 0006
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Ranked #17 of 44 Attractions in Sharjah
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Coral Gables, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Punta Gorda, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

We found the museum very interesting in presenting islamic way of life and culture. Our guide was great in explaining everything.

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