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House of Wisdom, Sharjah

The House of Wisdom is a wonderful place to study, work or just read. You can’t yet borrow, but there are many comfortable places to sit with a book.

Take your pick – a desk, a comfy chair with complete privacy overlooking the Scroll Monument, an armchair, a niche in the wall, a mini bed in a cubby in the wall, all have individual lighting and USB ports.

You could also sit in the indoor or outdoor gardens. There are meeting rooms available to rent and what a lovely setting for that. There is also both a restaurant and a cafe to sit and read or meet up with fellow students or just for a lunch date.

You can find both Arabic and English books and I found several related to my study so it’s worth looking if you’re a student. I can see I’m going to be a regular here.

House of Wisdom

(The Scroll Monument marks Sharjah being the World Book Capital 2019.)

Other interesting places to visit nearby

Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences

Islamic World Garden – instagram post

Classic Car Museum

Sharjah Science Museum

Sharjah Archeology Museum

Sharjah Desert Park – Natural History and Botanical Museum, Islamic Gardens, Wildlife Centre


Drive through University City – instagram post



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