Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah

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Explore the history and traditions of the country's main religion at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, a modern cultural institution. Opened in 2008 in a grand, gold-domed building, the museum houses over 5,000 artifacts across seven galleries, including ones dedicated to faith, art, science and technology, and temporary exhibits. Highlights include ancient astrolabes (astronomical instruments perfected by Islamic scientists), as well as Islamic coins from across the world, each a testament to its own regional history and the spread of Islam across the continents. Thoughtfully arranged and full of information, the museum offers a fine introduction to the spiritual and intellectual heritage of this major world religion. Add Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and other attractions to your Sharjah trip itinerary using our Sharjah road trip app.
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  • The museum situated in a beautiful building. There are several section for general display on Islamic history and cultural. As a novice, I found the most interesting display is in the Abu Bakr...  more »
  • A wonderful, educational place detailing the history of the Islamic Civilisation. It requires at least 2 hours to appreciate all the magnificent exhibitions. Thoroughly recommend as a school visit  more »
  • It's a unique experience between human ingenuity from a thousand years ago. They were very smart. They had to build things from scratch without a precedence. Very impressive indeed.
  • A very informative museum on Islam. Well maintained. Spend at least 2-3 hours to appreciate this place. If I remember correctly then entry ticket was 10 dirhams which indeed is damn cheap for a place like this. This is must visit place in Sharjah.
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