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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, United Arab Emirates

From series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
Year: 2008.

One of the most visited points of interest of Sharjah is the Museum of Islamic Civilization. It is situated in the Al-Majjarah area and has an incredibly beautiful building with a dome. Paying a little sum of money, the visitors can see a number of unique artifacts. They are placed in two large halls and four galleries. Among historical artifacts and art objects, you can see interesting expositions, devoted to the history of physics’, math’s and astronomy’s development.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, United Arab Emirates People, who like history, will be pleased to see the collection of old manuscripts and the collection of ceramic things. Also, you can see strikingly beautiful handmade carpets, antique jewelry and reductions of the most world famous and beautiful mosques. In the museum you can not only see expositions but also do other things.

There is a mini-cinema in the museum, where you can watch interesting theme-based movies. Gourmands will like the cozy cafe, where they can try the most popular national specialty. The museum is built in stone. Thanks to that it is comfortable to be here not only on the cold winter day but also on a hot summer day. The museum was opened for public in 2008 and differentiates from others by its beautiful modern design and things of the technological progress. This museum will be interesting even for people, who have never interested in Islam traditions. To the beginning - Dome of the Rock Mosque

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ATM bankomat: 'RAKBANK ATM UAE Exchange' located in 0.46 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Maximum Rent A Car' is located in 0.8 km ( on the map).
Supermarket: 'Construction of New Building Beside KK Supermarket' in 0.26 km
Parking: 'Parking thursday' in 0.74 km
Apotheek: 'Alshams Pharmacy' in 0.42 km
Police station: 'Cid Office' in 1.21 km
Railway station: 'Palm Deira' in 13 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Dubai Airport DXB - in 12 km
 »  Sharjah Airport SHJ - in 13 km
 »  Ras Al Khaimah Airport RKT - in 61 km
 »  Fujairah Airport FJR - in 99 km
 »  Khasab Airport KHS - in 123 km
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Dana Hotel

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Dana Hotel provides free Wi-Fi access. A 24-hour reception desk and a laundry and ironing service are available as well. The air-conditioned … More: photo, rates and booking
Al Reem Hotel Apartments

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Golden Beach Motel

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Accommodations at the Golden Beach Motel are spacious and lead onto a large balcony. Amenities include satellite TV and a private bathroom. Some … More: photo, rates and booking
Ewan Hotel Sharjah

Located in 3 km from Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
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All rooms and suites at Ewan Hotel are well furnished and air conditioned. Most rooms have views of the Arabian Gulf. Breakfast is included. There is … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization - Sharjah

One of the most visited cultural centers in Sharjah is the Naval Museum opened not so long ago, in 2009. The main exhibits in the themed museum are exact copies of famous trade, naval and fishing ships. In the museum halls, famous navigators’ portraits are famous. Since its opening, the museum is a place where interesting themed events are regularly held.
The beautiful building in the national style is occupied with the Arabian Wildlife Center. It is located quite far from the heart of the city. Actually, the Center is a big modern zoo. It was opened in 1999. Under the guidance of specialists, the special living environment that is as close as possible to the natural one has been created for animals. Besides the zoo, there is also a small aquarium in the center. Here, you can see exotic fish. There are also a terrarium and special aviaries. Moreover, it is just impossible to look over the whole center in just one day.

Another interesting site here is the museum with the unusual name Al Mahatta. It has been opened in the building of the old airport. The museum is dedicated to everything connected with aviation. The significant part of its rich collection is dedicated to the history of traveling. The visitors of the museum are offered to watch interesting documentaries and take a look at the collection of the most famous airplanes of the world.
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