The first Sharjah Islamic Museum opened its doors in the Heritage Area in 1996. Its extensive collections were moved to the impressive building of the traditional Souq Al Majarrah to be reinterpreted and redisplayed. The new Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was opened on June 6, 2008.
Why you should visit Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization holds thousands of rare and important Islamic artifacts, Here; you can admire the timeless achievements of Islamic civilization and its universality, learn about aspects of Islamic faith, science, discoveries and culture, and cherish the beauty of Islamic art.
Admire the beauty of more than five thousand historical artifacts representative of Islamic civilization
Situated in the historical heart of Sharjah on the Majarrah Waterfront, this fascinating Museum is housed in what was once a traditional Middle Eastern souq or indoor market. The new Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization presents more than five thousand exquisite Islamic artifacts from all over the Islamic World, arranged according to themes and spread over seven spacious galleries and display areas.
Opening Hours during Ramadhan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00am - 2:00pm & 9:30pm – 11:30pm
Museums will be closed during the evening shift of the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Regular working hours will resume in the museum starting of the 2nd day of Eid
Normal Opening Hours:
Saturday to Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free entry to Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization during the holy month of Ramadan.
Entry Fees to the museum:
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5 AED
Adults (13+ years): 10 AED
Tourist groups Entre Fees:
Children tourist group (under 2 years): Free
Children tourist group (2-12 years): 3 AED each
Adult tourist group (13+ years): 7 AED each
Schools Entry Fees:
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free
Senior (60+): Free
People with Disabilities: Free
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