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
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which is mentioned in several historical
documents and references dating back to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.