THE CULTURAL CAPITAL: SHARJAH MUSEUMS & OTHER CULTURAL CENTRES

ART & CULTURE

Compact in size, Sharjah brims with cultural offerings. The Emirate has 17 museums, a prestigious annual International Book Fair and the Sharjah Biennial, held from March to June. The hotel’s location within the Heart of Sharjah makes this a natural starting point to discover the architecturally acclaimed heritage buildings of the Sharjah Arts Area, where the Sharjah Art Centre for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy and Ornamentation offers a visually engaging introduction to our artful heritage. Especially popular with families, glimpses of the past are artfully displayed at the Sharjah Heritage Museum. A walk along the Corniche leads to the gold-domed Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, one of our most celebrated arts institutions.

For those discovering Sharjah for the first time, these cultural centres will introduce our Emirate to you:

Sharjah Art Foundation

Located just a 4-minute drive or 1.3 km from the hotel, the Sharjah Art Foundation is a must-visit for contemporary art lovers. Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art at this premier museum that showcases the best in exhibitions and cultural events.

The Sharjah Art Foundation opens Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

General admission into the Sharjah Art Foundation is free, but exhibitions, festivals and competitions may incur a nominal fee. Entry into the Sharjah Rain Room costs AED 25 for adults, AED 15 for students, and AED 15 for any accompanying teacher.

Museum of Islamic Civilisation

A mere 8-minute drive or 2 km from the hotel, Sharjah’s Museum of Islamic Civilisation is a fascinating destination for those interested in the rich cultural heritage of Islam. With exhibits ranging from Islamic calligraphy to ceramics, coins, textiles, and manuscripts, this museum offers a unique insight into the Islamic world.

Sharjah’s Museum of Islamic Civilisation opens Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission into Sharjah’s Museum of Islamic Civilisation is AED 10 for adults, AED 5 for children ages 2 to 12, and free for children below 2 years old.

Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication and Al Noor Mosque

Only a 12-minute drive or 4 km from the hotel, the Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication and Al Noor Mosque is not to be missed by those interested in the history and cultural heritage of the UAE. This cultural centre features exhibitions on the UAE’s history, cultural traditions, and social and economic development.

The Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication opens Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Al Noor Mosque opens for public visits on Monday and Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Admissions are free.

Sharjah Maritime Museum

Only a 19-minute drive or 9 km from the hotel, the Sharjah Archaeology Museum is a highly recommended attraction for those interested in the archaeological heritage of the UAE. Delve into the history of the UAE, from its pre-Islamic period to its Islamic period and modern history.

The Sharjah Archaeology Museum opens Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Admission into Sharjah Archaeology Museum is AED 10 for adults, AED 5 for children ages 2 to 12, and free for children below 2 years old.

Sharjah Archaeology Museum

Only a 19-minute drive or 9 km from the hotel, the Sharjah Archaeology Museum is a highly recommended attraction for those interested in the archaeological heritage of the UAE. Delve into the history of the UAE, from its pre-Islamic period to its Islamic period and modern history.

The Sharjah Archaeology Museum opens Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Admission into Sharjah Archaeology Museum is AED 10 for adults, AED 5 for children ages 2 to 12, and free for children below 2 years old.

Mleiha Archaeological Centre

Located outside the city, the Mleiha Archaeological Centre is a 1-hour drive or 65 km from the hotel. Uncover the rich history of Sharjah and the UAE at this museum that showcases the region’s pre-Islamic, Islamic, and modern history through exhibits of archaeological artefacts and interactive displays.

The Mleiha Archaeological Centre opens Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission into Mleiha Archaeological Centre is AED 10 for adults, AED 5 for children ages 2 to 12, and free for children below 2 years old.

Moreover, guests booked in Al Bait Heritage Room, Al Bait Heritage Suite, Chedi Suite and Chedi Grand Suite can enjoy one-time complimentary entrance to the Sharjah Al Hisn Museum, Bait Al Naboodah Museum, Al Eslah School Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Emirates Handicraft Centre and Traditional Games House per stay.

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