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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  • Shamefully, it took us years to visit this museum which is just down the road from our house! Originally built as a souq and later developed into a museum (it wasn't a terrribly good souq, but it's a ...  more »
  • You can see rare Islamic artifacts dating back to thousands of centuries! Learn about the concept of Islam and what Muslims believe in and the rich culture and historic Islamic civilization. Its menti...  more »
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  • 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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