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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Address: Corniche St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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A excellent Museum with a glimse of Islamic History

The Museum is really a wonderful experience with two main Galleries Abu Bakr Islamic Faith Gallery and Ibn Al Haitham Gallery of Science and Technology in the ground floor. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum is really a wonderful experience with two main Galleries Abu Bakr Islamic Faith Gallery and Ibn Al Haitham Gallery of Science and Technology in the ground floor. And four galleries with excibits in the first floor. The Abu Bakr Islamic Faith Gallery deals with Islamic Faith, The Holy Sites - Mecca and Madina, Pilgrimage, Quran in various periods,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I learned so much about the Islamic culture at this museum. I normally don't care too much for museums but this one was excellent. Had a lot of really cool artifacts and was easy to navigate.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Sharjah, make sure to include the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization in your itinerary. Housed in a magnificent dome-top building on the Corniche street, this museum has over 5,000 artifacts and relics which gives a fascinating insight into Islamic civilization. There are seven thematic galleries in all, displaying ancient manuscripts, rare Qurans, carvings, coins, glass, metalwork... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because the Islamic religion forbids images of Mohammed, there's not much to see or experience here other than a basic education in Islamic relgion and a few models and examples of Islamic invention and architecture - though missing the Granada Alhambra, which some regard as its pinnacle. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes and, as 'poor... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 UAE Dirham will give you entry to this wonderful Museum. Whether you're a follower of Islam or not you'll wander this vast building gaining an insight in to the culture and beliefs of this faith in one of the many galleries that this modernised building boasts. I recommend that you start from one gallery and go clockwise. In a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this museum when driving past the waterfront. Later, we went back on a long walk from our apartment. We were surprised by how big it is! So big, in fact, we have to return to finish (we didn't allow enough time). The building is lovely from the outside and the inside is equally pretty with interesting exhibits/information. We... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice designed museum with a lot of unique collection. The first floor has explanation of islamic culture and their ceremony. The dome has great design on their ceiling. Each exhibition rooms are full of artifacts with history. I should say... if you are interested in learning about islamic culture and tradition, you can spend hours in this museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very interesting, You will spend a fair amount of time learning new things you may not have known about the culture. We spent a couple of hours here. Buildings well laid out and doesn't cost too much to get in either. Plenty of parking outside.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Many , and Widely Selective Unique Historical Collection will help you to find out about the Islamic Culture and Tradition specially in that region of the Islamic World. Displayed in informative and learning objective method , makes history lessons more enjoyable and exiting . Learning about Civilization and Arab Islamic Culture and Tradition . It Is A Real Gallery Covering... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a most unique collection of Islamic objects form several centuries. The museum is very well organized and displays have good explanation of the objects. I learned a lot about Islamic civilization (history, religion, medicine, mathematics, etc.) in the Museum. It is really worth the visit!

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