One must understand the traditions of UAE society
in order to live and work here. Cultural traditions
go back to the days of the desert tribes and
the influence brought upon them by migration.
Sharjah is now a modern thriving entity, 50
years ago the towns were small with few facilities,
electricity was powered by generator and water
drawn from wells. The leap into the developed
world has taken place over a very short span
expatriates are welcome but care must be taken
to respect and honor local traditions which
are still very much part of life here.
the direction and guidance of His Highness
Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi,
the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah,
the Al Shuwaihiyeen area was selected for
restoration, a decision taken with great care.
It is one of the most ancient areas in Sharjah,
the name of which is mentioned in several
historical documents and references dating
back to the end of the 18th century. The restoration
work of the area, comprising five architecturally
acclaimed heritage buildings and a mosque,
was done during the period 1993-1995.
Sharjah, a museum is a reservoir of man's
past inherited experience to nurture the ambitions
of the present and next generation. It is
a place where the entire family can visit
and enjoy together the pride of the traditional
past, to have fun and education through interactive
"Hands-on" exhibits. To develop
a future scientific profession and an analytical
way of thinking.
Museums have something to offer everyone.
As you explore our site you will find more
detailed information about their collections,
exhibits, special events, educational programs
and scientific departments.