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Address: Hisn Avenue, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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08:00 - 20:00
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small maritime museum in Sharjah

well presented rather small maritime museum right across from Sharjah Aquarium easily accessible, good parking nearby exhibits are good and well-presented, but nothing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

well presented rather small maritime museum right across from Sharjah Aquarium easily accessible, good parking nearby exhibits are good and well-presented, but nothing extra: sailboat (actual and scale models), wax figures in life-like situation worth the visit

Thank Gabr_Docker
Sharjah, UAE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The maritime museum features exhibits on Sharjah's maritime history, pearling, and merchant sailing boats. There are models of local boats, with a full-scale pearling boat. Model enthusiasts and kids fascinated with boats will really enjoy this. My favorite part was seeing all the various tools and gadgets used in the pearling industry such as scales and weights, diving gear (very... More 

Thank MandanaJames
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maritime museum is located just next to the aquarium. It has a lot of information on the dhow boats , pearl fishing and trade done at sharjah port . Yes i went there with friends and the kids enjoyed trying to balance the goods on a toy dhow in such a manner that the dhow will stand balanced and... More 

Thank TheNoelbaba
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

when you go there, you will see some details of the past of this region and how people was earning, as well as will talk about major section of there life related to the sea. when you go you can take kids, they will love it NOTE: there is 2 musium by 1` ticket

Thank ABscuba
Mangalore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nothing particularly extraordinary or fancy, but it does shed insight on the history & cultural significance that the sea has played in the Arabian Gulf .

Thank KaranPais
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We enjoyed the museum very much. It's a beautiful location on the waterfront. Entrance is very reasonable and also allows enter to the aquarium next door. The building is modern, open, airy and full of natural light. We found the exhibits to be excellent, with very good signage, videos and interactive displays detailing the exhibit as related to the history... More 

Thank Kevin F
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

we visited here because we went to the aquarium again this is a typical emirate museum.attraction worth a visit for quite a small entrance cost

Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's a very large museum of historical time of entire gulf countries. Superb collection of Ships and even pearls that can attract any person of all ages. Must visit this place. Nice skyline too is good to see.

Thank Niranjan K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

There is nothing inside,some model of old yatchs,some tools to get pearl and about pearl trading some models......thts all Just the part of marketing Who visit sharjah aquarium thy can visit with the same ticket Maritime museum If you have extra time thts ok If you are on a short holiday then dont waste your time

Thank mahmut e
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It's a very small museum that displays the old occupations of the people of Sharjah. When you pay you also get to go into the aquarium which is also nice.

Thank Zainab A

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