The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was renovated and re-opened in 2008 as a significant tourist landmark in the region, and the first of its kind in the UAE. Situated right at the historical heart of Sharjah on the Majarrah Waterfront, this fascinating Museum started its life as a traditional Middle Eastern souq or indoor market.The museum’s predecessor was called the Islamic Museum, and was situated in one of the heritage houses in the Heritage Area. It was established in 1996, and continued to receive visitors until 2007, before transferring to its new location as the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.
Mission of the museum
The mission of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is to display, interpret, research and further develop the museum's collections for a wide range of local, national and international audiences, and to stimulate knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of Islamic art, history, science and culture.
About the Museum
Welcome to Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, the first of its kind in the UAE. Situated right at the historical heart of Sharjah in Al Majarrah area, this fascinating Museum started its life as a traditional Middle Eastern souk or indoor market. The building now houses more than 5,000 exquisite artefacts from all over the Islamic World, and hosts regular exhibitions and internationally renowned displays of Islamic masterpieces.
- Adults: 5 AED
- Families:10 AED
- Children: Free
Saturday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Al Mujjarah Street