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“Little cultural gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sharjah Heritage Museum

Sharjah Heritage Museum
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Private Tour: Sharjah City Highlights
Ranked #14 of 93 things to do in Sharjah
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Little cultural gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

The staff here are awesome and the place very interesting. If you like learning about the natural, ancient history of the Emirates and the region, then this is the best place I could recommend.

Some of the artifacts are incredible, and really paint an alternative image of what life was like in the Emirates.

Visited March 2013
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“Closed.Ghost town.Under construction”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Nothing to see there.The area is under construction.Very few traditional buildings as new buildings are being built.There is a youth hostel there only I think.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank SonnyCrockettFan
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White Rock, Canada
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“Very Interesting history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

It was interesting to see the way that the people lived only 40 years ago before the oil was found, and the heritage of the Tribes where the rulers from Dubai and Abu Dhabi come from. There are photos of their ancestors living as a Bedouins and they have come so far but still take care of their people as "Fathers of the Emirates". In spite all the modern constructions they preserved their culture and traditions.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank npppan
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“learn the history & avoid the crowds!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

The heritage village is located in a part of town where there is lots of renovation going on and is parallel to a large shopping area.Many of the local taxi drivers do not know where it is, so look for the sign for Heritage village and get off on the main street. Unfortunately, there is one small sign & if you miss it then there is no hope of finding it.Unless like us,you have a street map of the place on 'smart phone' which helped with navigation & getting us there. Try to go late afternoon / evening as most of the places and live performances are on then. The main Heritage museum and souk are open early afternoon. The museum is free to enter and it is interesting to learn of the culture, etc. On the same site, outside the Heritage museum there are a number of other buildings (all museums e.g Calligraphy, traditional house of a pearl trader, etc) you will need to check that these are open & depending on who you ask, you tend to get differing answers( many times I was told e.g. the Calligraphy museum is open by one security guard , when I tried to walk in another guard stopped me).I thought it best not to argue and ended up not visiting some of the places on site. You don't really need a guide & everyone speaks English and all the signs are in English, so I was quite happy wondering around. Some of the sites are still being renovated so you cant see them all.Not much else in Sharjah. However if you want to learn about the culture and avoid large malls & crowds-this is the place to be.If I wasn't in Sharjah, I would not recommend a special trip to see the heritage museum

Visited March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

This place is only active late afternoon. Until then its a ghost town in the centre of Sharjah and can fell a little creepy as you tour the area. With shops full of items but no one about. We arrived mid-day but places like this are best seen in the weekend evening

Visited September 2012
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