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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Address: Corniche Street, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: + 971 6 565 5455
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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$69*
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Back to the Roots Tour of Sharjah City
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$35*
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Half-Day Sharjah City Tour

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it is really the place where you could find your treasured origion

the moment you enter the museum you can feel the charming attractive old valuable discipline of old muslem heros

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mohannad A
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its located at a very convenient place and there is lots of parking space.Its a nice place to learn abot islam.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the moment you enter the museum you can feel the charming attractive old valuable discipline of old muslem heros

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting collections, including temporary international additions. There is a lot to see here but there is a need for more accurate and informative labelling.

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Thank Saaara
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place for History buffs like. A lot of info, pictures, and art crafts which are centuries old are found here. Will gain an insight about the Arabian Science, mathematics, culture and society. The Museum itself is beautiful, with a blend of European and Asian architecture. You will need 2-4 hours to see and enjoy the museum completely.... More 

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is located in a former souk, and the building is therefore magnificent. The exhibit has different focus encompassing the islamic civilisation (religion, art, science, culture). There is a free audioguide which is very interesting. There is also a coin collection which is nicely exhibited in the main hall. On the top floor there is a very nice café... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A good glimpse of the uae heritage and you will love to see and understand their culture. The culture dates back from last many years

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Was hesitant to head over to Sharjah for a few hours or hit the beach in Jumeirah again...so glad I opted for Sharjah. The museum was a beautiful display of architecture (be sure to check out the artwork on the ceiling of the upper level). I gained great insight to the history of Islamic Civilization. So many questions I've always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

If you are travelling in the Emirates a visit in Sharjah is a must and if you are in town this little museum is very interesting and explain the most of the Islamic culture. Really interesting I recommend a guide that can answer to all your curiosity.

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Denderhoutem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Sharjah has his own international airport, but also if you stay in Dubai or Ajman it is very near. The best way to visit Sharjah is to take the hop on hop off buses because here you have also the entry fees for the musea and discounts in restaurants included. The Museum of Islamitic art has artifacts but learns visitors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Interesting specially for islamic coins collection. Remarkable interior Architectural building. One of few places that desrve a visit in sharjah.

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