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Sharjah Maritime Museum

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.

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Location :
Sharjah Maritime Museum is located in Al Khan, adjacent to Sharjah Aquarium.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Museum from 16 until further notice: Closed
Timings are subject to change during public holidays and Ramadan.
The Museum is closed on the following occasions:
  • 29th Ramadan ( Islamic calendar)
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr ( Islamic calendar)
  • First day of Eid Al Adha ( Islamic calendar)
Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED

Children (2-12 years) + Entry to Sharjah Aquarium: 15.00AED each
Adult (13+ years) + Entry to Sharjah Aquarium: 25.00AED each
Children group (2-12 years) + Entry to Sharjah Aquarium - “6 or more”: 15.00AED each
Adult group (13+ years) + Entry to Sharjah Aquarium - “6 or more”: 25.00AED each
Government school trips + Entry to Sharjah Aquarium: Free
Private school trips + Entry to Sharjah Aquarium: 5.00AED each
Senior (60+): Free
People with Disabilities: Free

The museum entry is free during the following:
  • Martyr's Day
  • UAE National Day on 2nd December
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