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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Address: Corniche St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Great place to spend time! You need good 2 hours to spend.you come to know about Muslims contribution in the history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend time! You need good 2 hours to spend.you come to know about Muslims contribution in the history.

Thank Al-Hashmi_007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a must place visit in Sharjah to get a better understanding of Islam. We had gone with a family and without a guide and everything is well translated into English alongside Arabic. But if you are planning to go, try getting a guide to explain the topics in depth. The museum covers different fields like Islamic art,... More 

Thank SRTaher
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for those interested in understanding the Islamic faith. A very interesting 2 hours. Lots of other interesting displays regarding achievements in Science and the Art world.

Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum! They close at 8pm and we had arrived 7:15 and they still let us in and only charged for one admission because there wasn't enough time to see everything. I think that's great service and find it very considerate. Thank you!!! Lovely pieces to see as well!

Thank ayesha_baba
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is a truly superb exhibition of Islamic culture, history and tradition. There are five galleries in total and for western visitors, everything is well presented in English. There are interactive screens too that really help bring aspects of the displays alive. You'll be pleasantly surprised here if you have no prior knowledge of Islam's impact upon the world. The... More 

1 Thank TheCraftyLeek
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

it's a must when in Sharjah very friendly staff great selection of items to be looked at with some temporary exhibits cultural and islamic art are both at present strongly recommended category

1 Thank Gabr_Docker
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It is best visited with a guide to explain the religion in depth but the museum is well documented with translation into English of the the texts beside each exhibit.

Thank M V
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here as part of a tour of Sharjah. It was amazing to see objects from Islamic faith and culture. We wish if we had spent longer as part of the tour. You could easily spend 2 hours here. Such a friendly place and beautifully kept. The cosmic dome is a must see.

Thank Travellingblonde77
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We spent about 1.5 hrs visiting the museum. Strict code is required for long dresses & pants & head needs to be covered. 2 floors . Very quiet & clean. There is even a coffee shop & clean restrooms inside. Educational & interesting . Nice parking for everyone.

Thank Rama1004
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

A definite place to you will want to see if you wish to understand a bit more about Islam. The museum takes you through a timeline which was quite fascinating. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 Thank Tim B

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