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Address: Hisn Avenue, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (6) 5693999
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Small, but good museum

The maritime museum is located in a fairly new building next the the waterfront in Sharjah. It's also next to the aquarium. There is plenty of free parking next to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Chula Vista, California

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The maritime museum is located in a fairly new building next the the waterfront in Sharjah. It's also next to the aquarium. There is plenty of free parking next to the museum/aquarium. The ticket is 10 AED for the museum, but you can buy a combination ticket including the aquarium. The museum is fairly small, but packed full of boats... More 

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Salem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A well designed, sharply focused educational museum.The large model boats and the explanations were fascinating. Pearl trade exhibits well designed. The museum is of moderate size, but offers a solid intro to its subject. The ticket price is included n the ticket for the aquarium. The two make a convenient two hour pavkage visit.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Disclaimer: I geek out on both history and most things naval. That being said, I can't recommend this enough. It is small, true, but they cram a huge amount into the space they have and that's not counting what they've done with it. There's a few things going on, but I'll start with the exhibits. They have a series of... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Small but full of a wide variety of boats -- the heart of the origins of Sharjah and Dubai. Pearling description, boat-building techniques, and lots of historical examples. Focused and well-done.

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fantastic place. I was fascinated with the personal way in which the maritime story was delivered. Fascinating, seeing videos of real people sharing their life histories was very touching. Amazing museum. Personally this was a triple whammie for me because I love fish, pearls and sailing. I should also mention how polite and helpful the staff were. They looked after... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Maritime museum provides various information about the history of fishing, pearl, and various other products of sea. They have exhibited the models of boats, fishing gears etc used in olden times. It mainly covers the Middle East Region. Maritime museum is in same premises as that of Sharjah Aquarium, and I prefer Museum more than aquarium. Please do not... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

it's really nice place to visit with your family. i have visited it twice. many under water creatures there Kids can see shark swim in front of them, Walking through tunnel while many kids of fish around is awesome adventure. the way to it, little bit difficult, you need to focus more to signs.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I learnt a lot from the Maritime Museum. Was totally unaware of the fishing and pearling history of the area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The region has a rich ancient maritime history and I expected a little more than there was. They have a few Dhows, fishing boats etc in the museum but there is potential for much more. The museum is in a modern building just beside the Sharjah Aquarium (which by the way is closed on Sunday)

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kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is realy good place to visit. We have visited twice. every time some relative came to our place we have taken them to show. So may under water creture are there with shark in diffrent size. Don't expect like other big city but compare with the entry fee it is worth to visit.

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Additional Information about Maritime Museum

Address: Hisn Avenue, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (6) 5693999
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Sharjah  >  Sharjah
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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