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“cultural outing”

Sharjah Calligraphy Museum
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$80.00*
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Ranked #31 of 95 things to do in Sharjah
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“cultural outing”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Calligraphy Museum, this elegant Arabic symbols attracted my attention for already long time. More than worth to be visited for those who would like to get to know and see more about origin and beauty of arabic language and the state-of-the-art techniques of writting process.
From the first step you'll enter the room which reminds home-library with its size, furniture and atmosphere)) You will be pleasantly surprised with the entrance fee - AED 5 only or even free of charge;)
In this room there's an opportunity to enjoy your time while browsing books of different genres written in Arabic (of course:) or for those non-arabic speakers just to feed your curiosity and watch the pictures..
Then the way leades to the second hall where there's a spectacular exhibition of gold...It would be too boring just to gaze on tht beauty, however they came up with a very creative idea comparing jewellery with the life of pearl-hunters..
And the last point of interest here is a hall with painting masterpieces. Each of them conveys the quotation from Holly Quran or words of Prayer.

I do suggest this place, plus once visiting it you get the opportunity to visit 4 more Museums located in the same Heritage Area :)

Visited December 2012
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Southport
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Peacefull”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We arrived on holiday to tour the cultural site of Sharjah. this place is more like a library, peacefull and I enjoyed looking around my wife and I thought it was great. Problem was just getting to this place taxi drivers are clueless so be prepared to navigate also its is by the fort and it has blisering hot court yards and passages to navigate from the road so go moring or evening if you dont like the heat or sit and coll down in the aircon museum before you start your tour and there is no cafe

Visited September 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Intriguing piece of art”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Wonderful place, Free entry. A nice place to spend your leisure time appreciating the artistry of the strokes. There are also some contemporary art, few books on calligraphy.

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Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Arabic Calligraphy”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This museum is very good for me since I adore Arabic calligraphy art. It displays many original pieces for a lot of artisits from all over the Arab and Muslim world.

Visited October 2011
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“First time for me.”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

It was the first time I got to enter a calligraphy museum. It is good but all you would need is less than 30 minutes considering that it is a small one.

Visited September 2012
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