Your chance to visit Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization for free

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Chance to visit iconic Sharjah museum for free

Visitors will be able to enter the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization for free throughout Ramadan, according to the Sharjah Museums Authority.

The museum will be open to visitors from 9am to 2pm and from 9pm to 11pm daily, except on Fridays when it is closed.

During the last ten days of Ramadan, the museum will be open from 9am to 2pm to accommodate Taraweeh and night prayers. It will be closed on the 29th and 30th of Ramadan for Eid Al Fitr preparations.

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was originally built as a marketplace in 1987. It is now home to more than 5,000 historical artefacts, including rare manuscripts and coins. Don’t miss the gold-embroidered curtain for the door of the Holy Ka’aba and the mosaic inside the central dome that details the zodiac constellations.

The museum features seven galleries spread over two levels. The ground-floor galleries cover aspects of the Islamic faith and the achievements of Arab scientists and astronomers. The upper floors offer a chronological overview of Islamic arts and crafts, including textiles and jewellery.

The museum is located on the corniche, just north of the Heart of Sharjah district. It sits on an area of 10,000sqm. ICA/Expat Media


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