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 of
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in several historical documents and references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.