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 migration.
While 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 time.
are welcome but care must be taken to respect
and honor local traditions which are still very
much part of life here.
Under 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in several historical documents and references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.
In Sharjah, 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.
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 departments.