Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Our Mission

The mission of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation is to display, interpret, research and further develop the museum’s collections for a wide range of local, national and international audiences, and to stimulate knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of Islamic art, history, science and culture.

About the Museum
Welcome to Sharjah’s Museum of Islamic Civilization, the first of its kind in the UAE. Situated right at the historical heart of Sharjah on the Majarrah Waterfront, this fascinating Museum started its life as a traditional Middle Eastern souq or indoor market.

  • Prayer rooms.
  • Cafeteria with tea, coffee, cool drinks and snacks.
  • Gift shop.
  • Parking with designated spaces for visitors with disabilities.
  • Wheelchair access and bathroom facilities for visitors with disabilities
  • Lifts as well as stairs
The museum will close on the day of Arafa and the first day of Eid only, and it will be open as usual without change in the working hours during Eid Al Adha.
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

(info and pictures kindly provided by the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization)

For more information on the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization click here:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
PO Box 39939, Sharjah, UAE
Tel:+ 971 6 5655455
Fax: + 971 6 5652988


The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is located on the Corniche Street in al-Majjarah Area. It is situated on the opposite side of the Corniche Street from Sharjah Creek, and is highly visible due to its size and gold dome. Ample parking is available behind the museum, accessible from Gulf Road. 

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