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Sharjah Maritime Museum
About The Museum

The Sharjah Maritime Museum first opened its doors in 2003 in the Heritage Area. It was re-located to a new building in Al Khan and re-opened on June 7, 2009.

Why you should visit Sharjah Maritime museum

Here, you can enjoy Sharjah’s most interesting marine stories and explore the Emirate's rich marine heritage which was collected and documented by Sharjah inhabitants; the sea played a significant role in their lives.

Explore the astonishing hidden world of the deep sea life

This museum sheds lights on marine life which formed a major part of Sharjah's heritage. The sea played a key role in the development of coastal cities and was the primary reason for their development over 6,000 years ago.

Here, you can explore traditional wooden seafaring dhows used for fishing, trading and pearling, each designed according to their use. You will get the opportunity to contemplate the beauty of the genuine Arabian pearls collected by our ancestors from the deep blue waters of the Gulf, and admire the magnificent sparkle they managed to retain from the moment they were extracted from their shells ages ago. Visit Sharjah Maritime Museum to explore the exciting diving world and the traditional fishing methods, and to learn about the trading and diving adventures in the UAE’s old days.

Highlights from the collection
  • "Al Qasimiyah" ship docked in the marina, directly outside the museum building. It is the last ship of its kind that still exists until the present day in the Gulf countries.
  • The Pearl,which is believed to be one of the oldest pearls known in the world. It was discovered by archaeologists on a coastal cemetery site in Sharjah, with an estimated age of seven thousand years old.
  • Asamaa Ship which is fully equipped for diving activities and thrilling underwater adventures.
Opening Hours

Saturday to Thursday:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Timings are subject to change during public holidays and Ramadan. For more information call the museum.

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