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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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  • I personally found it to be very well organized, with exhibit rooms according to various themes. Most of the artefacts in display were from Persia, which further added to my interest, once I have... 
    I personally found it to be very well organized, with exhibit rooms according to various themes. Most of the artefacts in display were from Persia, which further added to my interest, once I have...  more »
  • Extensive collections of different areas (religion, achievements of science, culture, art), including the marvellous collection of Islamic coins. The museum staff was very attentive, ready to assist.....  more
    Extensive collections of different areas (religion, achievements of science, culture, art), including the marvellous collection of Islamic coins. The museum staff was very attentive, ready to assist.....  more »
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  • Well that was a delightful discovery!! I remember this place from around 20+ years ago when it opened as a souk actually. Today I found out that it became a museum of Islamic Civilization. It's very well done. I love the segmentation of galleries by topics and the richness of artifacts and exhibits. And it's so peaceful ans serene. You will definitely discover things you never knew. I guarantee that! And for as little as aed10 per person! Go ahead!
  • A mind-blowing museum with exquisite artifacts from all over the Muslim world. Best place to visit in Sharjah! • Parking Availability: 10/10 Plenty of parking spaces are available. • Staff Expertise: 8/10 Well-experienced staff. • General Atmosphere: 10/10 The place is delightful and calm. You will have a lot of fun exploring all the artifacts. Cafeteria is available inside. • Cleanliness: 7/10 Bathrooms could be better. • Handicap Accessibility: 10/10 Wheelchairs and ramps are available.

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