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 July 7, 2009.
Why visit the museum?
Enjoy a day of an extraordinary adventure at Sharjah Maritime Museum where you can explore Sharjah’s interesting marine history and heritage, and learn about customs of Sharjah’s inhabitants whose lives were so much influenced by the sea.
Explore the astonishing hidden world of the deep sea life
The museum presents all the marvelous and diverse aspects of sea-related life that has had such a great impact on Sharjah's heritage, and the development of coastal cities for over 6,000 years.
Explore the traditional wooden seafaring dhows used for fishing, trading and pearling, each designed according to the particular use to which it was to be put, enjoy the beauty of the genuine Arabian pearls collected by our ancestors from the deep blue waters of the Gulf, and which still possess the same luster and glamour today as they did when they were first harvested, in a different age. The museum also reveals facts about the exciting diving world, the traditional fishing methods, as well as the trading and diving adventures in the UAE’s old days.