Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation information

Location
Sharjah , United Arab Emirates
Address
cnr Corniche & Arabian Gulf St
Telephone
+971 6 565 5455
More information
www.sharjahmuseums.ae
Prices
adult/child Dh5/free
Opening hours
8am-8pm Sat-Thu, 4-8pm Fri
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Just about everything you always wanted to know about Islam is addressed in this well-curated museum in a stunningly converted souq right on the waterfront. Ground-floor galleries zero in on different aspects of the Islamic faith, including the ritual and importance of the hajj, and on Arab scientific accomplishments, especially in mathematics and astronomy. The upper floors navigate through 1400 years of Islamic art and artefacts, including ceramics, woodwork, textiles and jewellery. Don't miss the zodiac mosaic below the central dome.