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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
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Ranked #6 of 101 things to do in Sharjah
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Although we were in Sharjah for only two nights, we visited this museum and found it worth the time. It's fairly big with galleries on ground and first floor. They have artifacts from all over the Muslim world. Some of the galleries display various coverings (Kiswa) of Kaaba (I didn't know there have been so many types), scientific instruments from medieval Islamic world and decorations from various countries. The museum is well organized. There was a richly decorated large round chamber at the top with decorated dome. It seemed like a cafe but was closed and there was nobody there. But the ambiance was amazing. The museum also has a cafe on ground floor which was open but we didn't check it out. The museum gift shop had a very good variety of stuff at a reasonable price.

1  Thank Abdul Hafeez S
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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I was prepared to see artefact about the islamic civilization from the prophecy of Mohamed PBUH. But the information was sporadic and organized by themes rather than dates. Nothing was from the past most artefacts are from 16th century upward. I liked the science and architeture exhibits and the meccah one.
Worth the visit but not the detour.
1 hour max unless you like to go through things with a fine tooth comb.
Btw. No guided tour was offered for us.

1  Thank Me M
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We saw an awful lot of museums on our trip to the Emirates and Oman, but none were as well laid out as this one. The displays were informative and creatively done. I wish we had had more time.

4  Thank Daleb0422
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

A beautiful building (converted from a modern souq in Arabic style) complete with a café. Everyone will benefit from the excellently designed exhibition rooms. Find our what Islamic civilisation has brought to the world.

2  Thank Janet S
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is probably the best of the Sharjah museums. Ground floor gives a good overview of Islam in English as well as contributions to science and engineering. Upstairs has lots of Islamic artefacts. Takes about an hour to see all. Museum shop a bit limited and there is a cafe but didn't try it. Can couple with a nice walk along the corniche.

3  Thank Syd M
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