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
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
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historical documents and references dating back to the end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.
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