Art Area of Sharjah

Art Area of Sharjah: Address, Art Area of Sharjah Reviews: 4.5/5

Art Area of Sharjah
4.5
About
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

4.5
6 reviews
Excellent
4
Very good
1
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Manish K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,968 contributions
Some decent artworks; but no real wow factor
Oct 2019
Al Mareijah Square in the heart of Sharjah is one of the city's main centres for Arts. This area contains some old restored buildings, a heritage youth hostel, an 'urban garden' and 8 galleries dedicated to showcasing various art installations.

When I visited, 3 of the galleries were open. The art works inside were ok'ish, but there was little to no explanation provided for visitors. There should be someone who helps visitors in understanding the significance of these so that people take more interest. Also, facilities such as washrooms were not present here.

The urban garden, housed within a courtyard, was a surprise with plants nestled within a small area. However, on the whole, the wow factor one expects was missing during my visit. Entrance to the galleries is free.
Written November 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Audrey L
Ajman, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2019 • Family
Amazing place with great exhibitions always. Den coffee and restaurant are delicious! Great experience with friends, family and teens.
Written January 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Graham W
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Unexpected art
Nov 2018 • Couples
An interesting art gallery in an unexpected location. Check out their web page to see what exhibitions are on. Easy to get to by public bus from Dubai. I caught the 303 bus, although there is another bus service as well.
Written November 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tony R
Haywards Heath, UK51 contributions
The Rain Room
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a new permanent exhibit under the Sharjah Art Foundation and only allows 6 persons at a time. The visit is limited to 15 mins and is very inventive, dramatic and cool ( in all senses). You must book in advance because of limited capacity or you will be disappointed. Good coffee shop as well. The area has several museums and exhibits so well worth planning your visit.
Written August 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tea for Two
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates959 contributions
Great art experience
Apr 2018 • Family
This area is home to the Sharjah Art Museum, the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), and other organizations related to art. The museum hosts changing exhibitions and has a strong permanent collection, appealing to a wide variety of art lovers. SAF organizes the world-renowned Sharjah Biennial, which is housed in the SAF spaces as well as in the museum, as well as other excellent contemporary art exhibitions. It is easy to walk between the two areas by going through the old souk (market) areas, which feature cafes, restaurants and interesting shops. SAF offers free maps of the art area.

A bit further afield are the SAF's Flying Saucer Gallery and the 1971 Gallery on Flag Island.

SAF shows outdoor films in the evenings during the cooler months.

This is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. On Fridays, some things don't open until after 4 p.m.

Entry is free for the SAF and museum.
Written April 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MC0777
Oulu, Finland7,102 contributions
Art Area in Sharjah
Feb 2016 • Solo
Sharjah's Art Area is an area in the historical district. There you can find art museum, but also a number of interesting art galleries.
Written April 24, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Art Area of Sharjah

We recommend booking Art Area of Sharjah tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Art Area of Sharjah tours on Tripadvisor