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Sharjah Art Museum

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Address: Bait Al Serkal Al Shuwaiheyn, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 6 568 8222
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Well worth a day trip from Dubai!

I visited the Sharjah Art Foundation on a Sunday afternoon at the beginning of November so there were not many other visitors but the people working there were very nice and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Unicha
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Catania, Italy
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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Sharjah Art Foundation on a Sunday afternoon at the beginning of November so there were not many other visitors but the people working there were very nice and helpful. They explained the different exhibitions in excellent English and gave me free little booklets with further information about the artists and the exhibitions so I could walk around... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We visited the Kamal Youssef painting exhibition. Truly excellent. A great artist who still produces his inspiring work at the age of 93. It is on until November 17 so hurry and go and see it. Sharjah is outperforming Dubai with a exposition of this level. Entrance is free.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We caught the local bus from Dubai to Sharjah and got a taxi to the Art Museum. What a delight, it is an amazing art gallery and a must see for anyone who is interested in contemporary art. Really you must go!

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

A number of interesting exhibitions held here annually including the Islamic Arts Festival. Large space, well curated with lovely artworks by well-known artists in the both western and Islamic art and Middle Eastern art scenes.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

It's not he first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Sharjah but it's a good reason to go visit this city. The museum is free or very cheap and has modern contemporary Arabic art. It feels good to have such kind of initiatives in this part of the world. Located near the corniche and not far... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

I have visited Sharjah a couple of times now, and every time very impressed with temporary exhibitions. International artists, and often more interesting than what I find back home (Spain/Germany)

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Tucked away on an inner street in the Sharjah Heritage Area is a gem of an art museum. Having been to some of the museums touted to be the best on this planet (some wonderful, others simply overrated), I am often wary of over-expectation and the subsequent disappointment whenever I enter an art museum. This place was one of those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

What we saw was very well laid out, inclusive of Emirati and other Middle Eastern work, clearly explained where necessary. A mixture of contemporary and other art, with some really thought provoking exhibits.

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Thank Charlotte9135
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We had a lovely visit to this Art Gallery which is free The Exhibition on Contemporary Art was excellent as is their permanent collection which is diverse The staff were friendly and helpful and there is a nice cafe, thoroughly recommend this museum, we will be back

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Ample collection with several wings of Arabic modern art on display, both permanent and temporary exhibits. Really nice selection of artwork, well assorted and organized. Very nice and friendly staff. And free entrance!

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