Bait Al Naboodah


A fine example of early Emirati architecture, this 1845 house was once home to pearl merchant Obaid Al Naboodah. Note in particular the teak-wood ionic columns – an architectural feature unique to this building – and fine plasterwork decoration framing windows and niches. One salon holds exhibits on Sharjah's pearling and trading history while a couple more feature traditional interiors so you can better imagine daily life here in the mid-19th century.

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