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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a must see. There is something for everyone here. Amazing artifacts about mankind's skill and prowess in art, and especially engineering, astronomy and science.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

The Museum of Islamic Civilization is an amazing surprise at Sharjah's Corniche. A beautiful building with a very interesting collection. Modern museology techniques, correct displays and the perfect renovation of this old building, that formerly housed the Souk of Sharjah, will make your day! No wonder Sharjah has been appointed 2013 Cultural Capital of the United Arab Emirates and of the Islamic World. Enjoy!

2  Thank LuizDutraNeto
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We spent about three hours there. The museum is very well organized and clean. It is full of artifacts. The entrance fee is minimal and they gave us equipment for a self-guided tour.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum is calm and spacious and reveals its treasures gradually and modestly as you wander through its halls. It bucks the trend of many of the museums in UAE because it has good information about the exhibits. As a westerner, i found it to be a great source of information about Islam - it explains the five pillars of Islam (which are values to live by), it has an interesting hall about the Haj (the pilgrimage to Mecca), it has a hall on the history of arabic writing (with examples of the different styles) and has a whole floor on Islamic art (which is varied and beautiful). If you want to get a better understanding of the people of the region and want to feel that you have visited the Middle East rather than just a collection of massive shopping malls, seek this museum out. You will emerge informed and becalmed.

3  Thank Chris O
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I missed a flight from Sharjah to Amman. So I decided to take a stroll and came upon this museum. The models of some of the mosques around the globe are excellent and very informative.
Apart from this it is an average museum. The interior is very modern.

Thank hasanayn114
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