Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
4.5
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Jim P
Toronto, Canada1,750 contributions
Basic Knowledge and Beautiful Building
Feb 2020
The museum situated in a beautiful building. There are several section for general display on Islamic history and cultural. As a novice, I found the most interesting display is in the Abu Bakr Gallery.
Written January 15, 2021
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Raana C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Museum
Oct 2020 • Couples
A wonderful, educational place detailing the history of the Islamic Civilisation. It requires at least 2 hours to appreciate all the magnificent exhibitions. Thoroughly recommend as a school visit
Written October 10, 2020
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Samson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
Cultural city of uae
Sep 2020 • Family
Sharja is the cultural Emirtes of UAE , they keep most their bilding’s traditions way, there is many muesiam locates diffrent area off city, it’s real culture city, alcohol not allowed in sharja Emirtes, Islamic civilization muesiam is best attraction you can visit to know about Islam and their culture
Written October 3, 2020
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Shafi Khan
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia78 contributions
History in a single place
Oct 2019
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is situated on the beach of Arabian Sea in Sharjah, it has stored the old civilization of Islam and Arab World especially the UAE and Sharjah rulers. the way they wear, eat, work and communicate.
Written September 29, 2020
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DubaiCheuk
Dubai, United Arab Emirates123 contributions
Beautifully curated - well worth a visit
Aug 2020 • Solo
The original intention of my visit was to get a close-up view of the museum’s grand architecture, but the contents exceeded my expectations by far and I think it’s well worth a a relatively short drive from the other Emirates to visit this gem on the Sharjah Corniche. As others have commented, the layout has been well thought-through with different galleries for different themes. The collection of Islamic script from the Quran and the hadiths is fairly extensive, and everything is labeled bilingually in Arabic and English. As a non-Muslim, I thought the illustrations of the Hajj pilgrimage were particularly informative of both the physical terrain and the spiritual perspectives. There is a separate gallery on astronomy, engineering and architecture by Islamic scientists, also with a fairly extensive display of astronomical and navigation equipment. It was an interesting experience for me as, coming from a European education background where this period of history was covered as the Middle Ages or Dark Ages, it was also this same period where advances were made in the Fertile Crescent and which this section of the museum provides some further insights into. The first floor of the museum houses a wide collection of art and artifacts from the Middle East, Andulasia and Persian regions across various periods of history. The way everything was arranged and narrated reminded me of the layout of the V&A in London, and I was very impressed at how the curators of this museum have made the most of showcasing the collection that they have. Certainly merits a repeat visit!
Written August 29, 2020
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Smith
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,712 contributions
Amazing
May 2019 • Couples
This is one of the best museums that I ever visit There is an huge selection of Arabic Art and history to see The museum is extremely well organised with a effective team working there to serve and assist you I really recommend you this museum to discover it
Written April 29, 2020
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Samer A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
Great Experience
May 2019
Very rare Islamic masterpieces including the Holy Mosque cover in Mecca, very ancient holy book @Quran@
Written April 7, 2020
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fozjon
Patna, India1,303 contributions
quite amazing
Mar 2020
1) this is a beautiful building. 2) there are some amazing displays. Some, of course, caught my attention more than some others did...but the exhibit of the Ka'aba and Hajj was really great. There were many other interesting things to see here. And, if you're over 60...it's free!
Written March 10, 2020
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Flnada
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2019 • Family
It is an interesting museum seeing some of the old Arabs inventions, treatments and engineering equipments
Written February 24, 2020
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nikhil p
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India35 contributions
An eye opener
Jan 2020 • Family
Large and beautiful musuem that enriches your understanding of Islam and its contributions to mankind. A must-visit.
Written January 23, 2020
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