The Sharjah Maritime Museum was first opened in the Heritage Area in early 2003 to highlight the maritime life of the UAE. However, due to the importance of the sea and its significance in the region’s heritage, the museum was expanded and relocated in Al Khan in 2009. The sea has played a key role in Sharjah's development and was the primary reason for the first settlers choosing this site over 6,000 years ago.

In the museum you can explore traditional wooden seafaring dhows used for fishing, trading and pearling, each designed according to their use. See genuine Arabian pearls, discover how they were collected, measured and weighed. Admire the powerful wooden pulley blocks used to raise and lower sails and discover the local traditions for catching fish.

Opening information

Opening Hours:
Saturday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Entrance information

Entry Fees:
Children/schoolchildren
(4-17 years): 4 AED
Adults: (18+): 8 AED
Family: 20 AED

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Contact information

Website
www.sharjahmuseums.ae/Inner-Pages/Our-Museums/Sharjah-Maritime-Museum.aspx
Address
Al Khan Street; near Al Khan Fort
Sharjah,United Arab Emirates
Sharjah
PO Box 39939
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Phone
+971(6)-522 2002

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