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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Address: Corniche St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 6 565 5455
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Great Museum!

I really enjoyed this museum. My only regret is that we didn't start earlier as it will take a longgggg time to get through. Make this a day trip with your family! Great for kids!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sp1311
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum. My only regret is that we didn't start earlier as it will take a longgggg time to get through. Make this a day trip with your family! Great for kids!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are six gallery’s which will take several hours to see. This is the place to go to learn about the Islamic culture and traditions from around the 13th century as well as of the more current civilization. If you like military items, check out the grenades made of pottery, which had live poisonous creatures inside. There is a pair... More 

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Thank Valerie J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing museum, full of history and culture. Every themed exhibit well laid out and clearly documented. A museum to hold interest, set in a spectacular building that in it's previous life had been a souk. We spent 2 hours plus in this place and if course sampled its facilities and cafe. Full marks in every department

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Thank LindainKK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are very interested in history then this place is for you. One can spend hours together to explore many details. It is also good for people of general interest.

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Thank Niranjan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall it was pleasant. There are plenty of people working there in terms of entrance, security and cleaning. It was an enjoyable visit and overall educational. Some updates I think can be done and perhaps trying to obtain some more prices of history if possible. The Kiswah was very nice that was there. Automatic doors were nice. Lay out is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum covers 3 floors with multiple exhibits covering everything from the beginning of Islam to today. At the time we were visiting the museum an extra exhibit from a museum in Budapest showing art and relicts of the Ottoman Empire was also shown. If you have never touched too deeply on the origins and canon of Islam this is... More 

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Thank k7007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

If u love history and are inclined to know about various traditions.. Then this is the place for u. . All the history of uae and Islamic culture well documented..

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Thank Sailesh M
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

the way local people lives in sharjah was fascinating. the cultural the golds.. historical the way of living.. the islamic civilization was really remarkable

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Thank miyaka1322
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization has many prized and valuable artifacts. Its must visit place for every history and culture student / admirer.

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Thank Seefan007
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

It is big Museum. You need a guide to take you through otherwise it is difficult to understand. The Museum doesn't introduce to Sharjah. A nearby Fort Al Hisn is more interesting it tells about the city and heritage.

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