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“Interesting museum, even on second visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
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US$69.00*
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Back to the Roots Tour of Sharjah from Dubai
Ranked #3 of 94 things to do in Sharjah
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Cincinnati
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Interesting museum, even on second visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Spent lots of time in the Islam area, learning about the pilgrimage and seeing intricately illustrated Qu'rans on display. Also enjoyed the science area. Rested our legs in the comfy lounge under the constellation dome before tackling the second floor galleries. Grabbed a quick lunch at the cafe, which was handy.

Visited April 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Every Kids must be there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

it's better place for your kids. I recommend 3 place to visit if your kids having the scientist Dream:
(1) This musium in sharjah: learning the basic foundation of light and time measurement, navigation, astronomy, medicine, chemist, etc.
(2) Prague National Museum, there's section for CVUT prague tech university show us the nobelist pattern mostly medicine.
(3) Bremen Universum in Germany.. Enjoy small lab in Bremen University.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Far better that I M Pei Museum in Doha!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

We intended to spend an hour or so but instead spent the entire day in this glorious museum!! Excellently curated, and with explanations that were lucid and illuminating. The Science exhibit on the first floor was remarkable! Really exhilarating!
The building itself is welcoming and there's a cafe with light meals. Also the staff is very helpful.

Visited December 2011
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Meiringen, Switzerland
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth the visit for all the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

The museum is essentially a collection of objects from Islamic societies. The scientific gallery is mainly copies of objects in other museums, which was disappointing but once you get into the galleries which have a mixture of glass, ceramics and daggers/swords/amour, the whole thing becomes really interesting. There isn't much information so it is really a place to just look and enjoy, but as one of the very few indoor activities which don't involve shopping, I think this is worth the visit.

Visited August 2011
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adelaide, australia
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61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Unique collection of Islamic artifacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

This is an outstanding museum, full of artifacts, manuscripts and all manner of art relating to the history of Islam.
While my wife and I have only a passing interest in Islam, we do have a passion for beautiful historic artifacts and this museum houses some of the best and well presented items we have ever seen.
The museum shows items on faith, historical and scientific achievements of the Islamic world throughout history.
If you are visiting Dubai, it is well worth the short taxi ride to Sharjah just to see this museum.
This is one of the best museums we have ever been to.

Visited July 2011
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