Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization opened in 2008 in what was formerly Souq Al Majarra.The building itself is worthy of a visit alone for its beautiful Islamic architecture and minute details. Be sure to visit the top floor to see the night sky, constellations and zodiac painted on the inside of the dome.
It has permanent displays within six galleries including include Islamic art, calligraphy, weaponry, manuscripts, artifacts from early scientific innovation and Islamic history.
The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions from overseas. The current temporary exhibition is entitled ‘Drop by Drop’ and features water-related exhibits. It will be open until the end of 2021.
The museum has a cafe and shop and is wheelchair accessible. Paid parking is available at the rear as well as opposite the museum on the corniche.
Open every day 8-8 except Friday 4-8. Entrance: adults 10dhs, children 5dhs.
Museum of Islamic Civilization
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