Get Travalour for free on Google Play

4 Museums to explore in Sharjah


Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE which represents 3.3 percent of the entire landmass of the United Arab Emirates. It is recognized in 1998 as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO. It is known for its landscapes, seascapes, heritage, culture, art, wildlife, sports, beaches on Arabian Gulf and Oman Gulf, shopping, and family activities.

Al Hisn Fort Museum
Al Hisn Fort MuseumSharjah - United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Fort "Al Hisn" is located on a plaza at the corner of the Heritage District. The fort was originally constructed in 1820 and has served as both a protective facility for the town and as the conventional home of the administering family of Sharjah.

Al Mahatta Museum
Al Mahatta MuseumAl Estiqlal St,Al Qasimia Area, Opp Sharjah Mega Mall - Al QasimiaAl Mahatah - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Almahatta fort is in the center of Sharjah, built in 1932 as an airport which was the first in the region and then in 2,000 turned into a museum. It showcases the history of flight in the UAE and the region.

Sharjah Art Museum
Sharjah Art MuseumAl Shuwaihean - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Art Museum is considered as one of the largest museums in the UAE, located in corniche street. There are 72 galleries spread over three floors, with a focus on works by Arab craftsmen from all through the Arab world.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Sharjah Museum of Islamic CivilizationAl SharqAl Mujarrah - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a great place to dive into the profound roots of Arab and Islamic culture. Several logical and religious compositions, as well as a collection of Islamic expressions and create work dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries are on display.

Map of Museums to explore in Sharjah