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Which of the sights to see in Sharjah?

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This museum is famous for its collection of paintings of different times, in it are intertwined paintings of ancient and contemporary artists. The Museum of Fine Arts also hosts exhibitions of paintings by contemporary artists.

This museum has earned its fame and popularity quite quickly, because it was built in 1997, and is already known as a great attraction of the UAE.

The museum also has a research company that studies art culture.

Museum of Islamic Civilization (Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization)

One of the largest museums in Sharjah, located in the building of the former covered market. The museum is kept a valuable collection of Koran, weapons, and arts and crafts related to Islam. Moving models revive the exposition, demonstrating how fields were irrigated, flour was prayed, loads were lifted.

  • Address: Corniche St., Al-Majjarah area.
  • Opening hours: from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00.
  • Cost: 10 AED, children from 2 to 12 years old - half the cost, children under two years old - free of charge.

Archaeological Museum (Sharjah Archeology Museum)

You can get acquainted with the civilization of the Stone Age in this region and see archaeological finds here. The halls display coins, jewelry, ceramics and weapons dating back to the prehistoric era.

  • Address: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road, Helwan area.
  • Works from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00.
  • Cost: 10 AED for adults, for children from 2 to 12 years old 5 AED.

Museum of Fine Arts (Sharjah Art Museum)

The Museum of Fine Arts has an extensive collection of sculptures and paintings. Here you can get acquainted with the work of Arab artists of past centuries, as well as with modern works of art. The pride of the museum is a rich collection of works by orientalist artists of the 18th century.

  • Address: Arts Area, Al- Shuwaihiyeen.
  • Opening hours: from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00.
  • Free admission.

Sharjah National Heritage Museum

The museum is located in an old house and introduces you to traditional household items, habits and customs of local residents. A separate room is dedicated to medicine in the region.

Address: Heart of Sharjah.

Fort Al Hisn (Sharjah Fort Al Hisn)

This is the oldest historical building in Sharjah, which at different times served as the residence of the ruling family and the prison. Here you can find out the history of the emirate and its rulers, see the weapons of the sheikhs.

Address: Heart of Sharjah.

School Museum (Al Eslah School Museum)

A small museum showing how children were taught in the Gulf in the past. Here are the classes, the teacher’s room and the director’s office, as well as the things of students and teachers.

Address: Heart of Sharjah.

Museum of Calligraphy (Sharjah Calligraphy Museum)

Fancy Arabic script is a special art that can be enjoyed at the Sharjah Museum of Calligraphy.

Address: Heart of Sharjah.

All museums located in the Heart of Sharjah area can be visited with a single admission ticket. Its cost for adults is 20 AED, for children from two to twelve years old 10 AED.

Opening hours: from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00.

Museum of Antique Cars (Sharjah Classic Cars Museum)

Over a hundred different carsIssued between 1917 and 1960 are in this museum. Here you can see the classic models of Rolls-Royce, Ford, Mercedes, Chevrolet and Bentley, as well as motorcycles and bicycles.

  • The museum is located on Airport Road.
  • Open from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00.
  • Cost: 10 AED for adults, 5 AED for children from 2 to 12 years.

Museum of Aviation (Al Mahatta Museum)

This museum, located on the territory of the first airport in the UAE, tells about the development of aviation in the world. Presented aircraft models date back to 30-50 years. last century. Also here you can see the first cinema in the Persian Gulf countries, opened in 1945. Spectators in this cinema sat on barrels of kerosene half buried in the sand.

  • Located in the Al Mahatta area.
  • Open from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00.
  • Cost: 10 AED, for children from 2 to 12 years old - 15 AED.

Maritime Museum (Sharjah Maritime museum)

It exhibits a variety of sailboats and traditional Arab boats, some full-size. Part of the exposition is devoted to important crafts for Sharjah - fishing and pearl mining. There are also interactive exhibits - the visitor can try himself in the role of a rower, and the monitor will show the speed of the boat.


  • Museum Address: Al Khan, opposite Sharjah Aquarium.
  • Open from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00.
  • Cost: 10 AED, 5 AED for children from 2 to 12 years.

Aquarium (Sharjah Aquarium)

You can see the exciting deep-sea world in the Sharjah Aquarium. On two floors there are 20 aquariums that inhabit over 150 species of marine life.

  • Museum Address: Al Khan Old area.
  • It works from 8-00 to 20-00, Fri from 16-00 to 20-00, and Sun is a day off.
  • Cost: 25 AED, for children from 2 to 12 years old - 15 AED.

Arabian Wildlife Center

A very interesting zoo, which presents the fauna of the Arabian Peninsula. Animals are in a natural environment, and visitors watch them through glass while in an air-conditioned room. There is also here Botanical Garden, Interactive Museum and Contact Zoo.

  • A wildlife center is located 26 kilometers from the city, just behind the airport.
  • Opening hours: from 9-00 to 17-30, Thurs from 11-00 to 17-30, Fri from 14-00 to 17-30, VT - day off.
  • Cost: 15 AED, children under 12 years free.

Al Qasba

The pedestrian area on the banks of the Al Qasbah Canal is a popular holiday destination. This is a picturesque area with restaurants and a small amusement park. But the waters of the canal can ride a water taxi - abre. In the evenings, the lights of the singing fountains turn on, and a light show is projected onto the wall of one of the buildings. It is in the Al-Qasbah district that the largest Ferris wheel in the UAE is located - Eye of the Emirates.

Fountains Al Majaz Waterfront

Sharjah's singing fountains are located right in the waters of the bay. The width of the fountain complex is 220 meters, and the maximum height of the water stream is 100 m. The music show is accompanied by colorful laser illumination. You can admire the fountains from the promenade of Al Majaz Park.

Al-Arsa Markets (Souq al-Arsa) and Blue Souq

Al Ars Market is one of the oldest in the UAE. It is interesting not only as place for shoppingbut also as a historical architectural landmark. Located in the Heart of Sarjah area.

Blue market attracts tourists with a variety of goods and unusual appearance. Because of its appearance, this market has received the unofficial name of “train”. Address: Al Majaz 1 King Faisal St.

You can go on excursions from Sharjah. Most Popular - Sharjah sightseeing tour (approximate cost is $ 40 for adults and $ 30 for children), desert safari ($ 60 for an adult ticket and $ 45 for a child) and trip to the indian ocean ($ 60 and $ 45, respectively).

Useful maps

Interactive map of the city in Russian:

A map of the city will help you find your place:

On this interactive map you will find all the attractions of Sharjah:

Also a map of the city with the most interesting places is usually can be obtained at the hotel reception or from your tour operator.

Interactive map with hotels:

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