5 Museums to Visit in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah may not be the first city that comes into your mind when somebody mentions United Arab Emirates. In fact, you might not have heard of this place at all. Sharjah, not only is the Islam capital of the UAE, but houses the best museums to visit in the country. There are more than ten museums in the city of Sharjah, and here are some of them.

1. Science Museum

Sharjah Science Museum, Foursquare.com

Sharjah Science Museum, Foursquare.com

This is not your ordinary Science museum. This place is like a science classroom transformed into a huge museum. You will be able to learn about the different scientific concepts by doing actual activities related to them. This is definitely a fun place, not only for kids but for adults, too.

Opening Hours
Sunday to Monday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday to Saturday 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Name:
Sharjah Science Museum
Address:
P.O. Box 25700, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. Aquarium

Sharjah Aquarium, Foursquare.com

Sharjah Aquarium, Foursquare.com

If you love fish and oceans and everything in between, you must visit the Sharjah aquarium. It might not be as huge as the Dubai Mall aquarium, but it houses more facts and activities for the young ones.

Name:
Sharjah Aquarium
Address:
United Arab Emirates
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Maritime Museum

Sharjah Maritime Museum, Foursquare.com

The Sharjah Maritime Museum houses information about the importance of the sea in the development of the UAE. If you're interested in the history of sea exploration, then you should include this in your itinerary.

Opening Hours
Saturday to Monday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Name:
Sharjah Maritime Museum
Address:
Al Khan Area, Shajah, United Arab Emirates
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Art Museum

Sharjah Art Museum, Foursquare.com

Sharjah Art Museum, Foursquare.com

The Sharjah Art Museum is sponsored and managed by the Sharjah Art Foundation. The beauty of this art space is that you can rent their spaces and hold your exhibits. Plus they have an art store where you can sell your handicrafts as well.

Opening Hours:
Saturday - Thursday, 10am - 10pm
Friday, 4pm - 10pm

Name:
Sharjah Art Museum
Address:
United Arab Emirates
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Foursquare.com

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Foursquare.com

Everything you need to know about Islam is here, especially everything that you need to know about Islam in the United Arab Emirates. Feast your eyes on Islamic artifacts and a really well made building to house these.

Opening Hours
Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Name:
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Address:
Al Majarrah, Corniche Street (Arabian Gulf Street), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
TEL:
+971 6 565 5455
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Sharjah may not look like your "go to" city for museums at first glance. But if you check out all what they have to offer, you may want to hop on the bandwagon of promoting Sharjah not only as the Islamic capital of the UAE, but also as it's museum capital.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?