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 time.
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of which is mentioned in several historical documents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.