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historical documents and references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