Sharjah Art Museum

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One of the largest art museums in the United Arab Emirates, this state-of-the-art facility opened in 1997 and features a permanent collection, as well as a program of temporary exhibits.

The galleries, spread over three floors, focus on works by Arab artists from throughout the Arab world.

The permanent collection includes a gallery wing devoted to artworks from the Barjeel Collection displaying an array of significant contemporary art from the Middle East.

Other galleries display artworks from 18th- and 19th-century painters who visited the Middle East and became fascinated by the natural environment, architecture, and culture.

The Ali Darwish gallery contains watercolors of Sharjah.

Address: Corniche Street, Sharjah

More About Sharjah Tourism

The emirate of Sharjah offers an inviting combination of culture, heritage, art, and outdoor activities. Admire the rare artifacts at the Museum of Islamic Civilization, and visit the art area for a taste of traditional and contemporary art. A walk through the Heart of Sharjah will reward visitors with a glimpse into history, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an exciting 4-wheel drive through the dunes before relaxing on the white beaches or snorkeling through the clear blue waters offshore.

Earning a title of 'Cultural Capital of the Arab World' by UNESCO in 1998, the city of Sharjah is best known for preserving its culture, tradition, and heritage. Its Art Museum is world-renowned while fascinating buildings in the Heritage Area are immersed with Emirati history.

Away from the glitz and glamour of Dubai, the city offers a plethora of entertainment and amusement options including well-maintained museums, beautiful mosques, Souks, and numerous parks. National History Museum and Desert Park is one such place where petting animals is the major highlight for kids and the Science Museum is packed with fun facts and exhibits.

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