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Sharjah Arts & Heritage Area

Sharjah has become one of the popular places for tourists. Main attraction of this place is Sharjah Arts & Heritage Area which a person must visit if he is art and history lover. Sharjah welcome you to visit these historical sites as well as for entertainment.

In 1995 The Sharjah Art Museum was established under the support of Art Directorate of the Department of Culture & Information located in Bait Al Serkal and Al Shuwaihiyeen area. There is an amazing art work done on the ground floor which increases the attraction for tourists. After the opening of this place, there are around 33 solo and group exhibitions as well as many other activities were held at the venue.

New building of Sharjah Art Museum was opened on April 9, 1997 under the guidance of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi who is the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. This building has an area of about 111,000 sq meters, this building is consists of 2 floors one is the basement use for car parking and other is roof deck.

Interior facilities in the art museum offer international standards at Sharjah Art Museum. The reason to build this building is to display the permanent collections of the museum and holds periodical art exhibitions for everyone including Aarab Brothers, local artists and for international artists as well.  There are many activities held in museum which include organizing exchange exhibitions and many other cultural establishments and implementing various programs which are organized by the Department of Culture and Information in coordination with the Art Directorate and the Emirates Fine Arts Society. Museum also offers facilities of audiovisual presentation as well as for implementation of educational programs, for lectures and seminars hall which is well equipped. For all art exhibitions and other activities publications are also printed.

The Art library at the museum also gives facilities to study, teaching and research. This library is very well equipped with books, periodicals and other relevant printed materials and materials in electronic format which are needed for research materials. The coffee shop of the museum is a very friendly place where beverages and snacks are served to visitors. There is also a book shop in the museum which offers publications and other book if anyone wants to buy.

Security is the main priority of this museum, which gives protection by highly sophisticated electronic system which covers the whole area of museum area as well as safety for each item displayed at museum. In addition to these security system there is also an highly effective fire fighting system and smoke detector are connected which provides conventional human security.

The permanent collections and valuable pieces of art collection of the Sharjah Art Museum which are displayed for visitors are collected by HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, The Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The Museum is opened daily from 9 am to 1 pm and then from 5 pm to 8 pm, on Fridays it opens at 5 pm and closes at 8 pm, whereas in Public Holidays timings are from 9 am to 1 pm and again opened and closes at 8 pm. Wednesday is fix for ladies to visit museum in afternoon and the museum is closed on Mondays.

There is no entry fee charged at Sharjah Art Museum.

You can contact the museum office at anytime:

Sharjah Art Museum
P.O. Box 19989, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 (6) 5688222
Fax: +971 (6) 5686229


Museum is located at behind the Al Shuwaiheyn market and close to Al Boorj Avenue and the waterfront. There is a parking facility at the basement area of the museum for visitors parking.

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