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Sharjah Classic Cars Museum displays vintage classic cars of different brands dating back to the 20th century, in addition to classic motorcycles and bicycles. The oldest car showcased in the museum dates back to 1917. The museum is divided into five sections; each represents a historical stage of development in the automotive industry. It also offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the different types of car engines and how they function. In addition, the museum organizes interactive activities and experiments suitable for all ages.
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. Here, you can enjoy Sharjah?s most interesting marine stories and explore the Emirate's rich marine heritage which was collected and documented by Sharjah inhabitants; the sea played a significant role in their lives. This museum sheds lights on marine life which formed a major part of Sharjah's heritage. The sea played a key role in the development of coastal cities and was the primary reason for their development over 6,000 years ago. Here, you can explore traditional wooden seafaring dhows used for fishing, trading and pearling, each designed according to their use. You will get the opportunity to contemplate the beauty of the genuine Arabian pearls collected by our ancestors from the deep blue waters of the Gulf, and admire the magnificent sparkle they managed to retain from the moment they were extracted from their shells ages ago. Visit Sharjah Maritime Museum to explore the exciting diving world and the traditional fishing methods, and to learn about the trading and diving adventures in the UAE?s old days.
The Natural History Museum and Desert Park is a venue that provides people with a chance to learn about the flora and fauna of the Arabian desert, while at the same time having a relaxing and fun time. If people get to know the great variety of plants and animals and the amazing ways in which these have adapted to life in a dry, hot climate, they will start to respect and enjoy these gifts of nature. A children?s farm was opened in May 1997 to provide city children with a chance to have close contact with farm animals. A Breeding Center for Endangered Arabian Animals started functioning in February 1998, but this is not open to the general public, because the animals need peace and quiet to breed.
Sharjah Fort offers you the opportunity to learn about the modern history of Sharjah, the ruling family, the history of the fort, the defense methods and Sharjah?s everyday life 200 years ago. Explore one of the most important heritage buildings in Sharjah?s history. This deep-rooted edifice, which was built in 1823, is located in the Heart of Sharjah; it was Sharjah?s government headquarter and the residence of Al Qawasim ruling family. The Fort is a square- shaped construction, featuring a spacious yard in the middle. It consists of two main floors and three towers built for defensive purposes. When first built in 1823, it was considered the biggest and most important construction in Sharjah. The fort was built with coral stones which were collected from the deep sea waters of the Arabian Gulf. The walls were covered with a light brown plaster, and the doors were made of teak wood. Mangrove trunks and parts of palm trees (fronds, leaves and fibers) were used to build the ceilings.
The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum first opened its doors on June 12, 2002. Here, in the house of Hamad Al Midfaa in the Sharjah Heritage Area (Heart of Sharjah), you can embark on a fascinating discovery journey into the world of creativity and splendor to learn about the evolution of Arabic calligraphy over the years, through beautiful portraits depicting stunning calligraphic texts, letters and shapes. This museum showcases fascinating masterpieces and creative paintings by local and international artists and calligraphers. It also hosts exhibitions on a regular basis, aiming to instill the love of Arabic calligraphy in every visitor, to preserve the cultural heritage, to introduce the visitors to the Arab artists' marvelous artworks and to set new standards both locally and internationally. The artworks displayed highlight the masterly talents of local and international artists and calligraphers; their paintings, meticulously created, carry a deep meaning and a valuable historical background. This museum, with all its spectacular calligraphic artworks, gives you a boost of positive energy that will brighten up your day.
The Sharjah Science Museum first opened its doors on April 17, 1996. Exploring science has never been so much fun. Visit the museum with your children and family, and enjoy a wonderful experience in a safe, motivational and educational atmosphere. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to experience enjoyable interactive scientific experiments. Sharjah Science Museum offers interactive presentations, designed to motivate visitors and encourage them to adopt innovation and creation. The museum includes more than 50 interactive exhibits and offers many attractive programs and interesting events for children. It also offers them the opportunity to admire humanity's most creative and beautiful achievements in the fields of science and technology.
Bait Al Naboodah first opened its doors as a museum on November 14, 1995. Bait Al Naboodah offers you the opportunity to learn about the authentic architectural designs of the traditional Emirati houses, as well as the lifestyle and values of our ancestors. This house is a unique model of the marvelous art of architecture. Here, in Bait Al Naboodah you can explore every detail of our ancestors? lifestyle and admire the rich heritage. Built in the mid-19th century, the museum has been renovated to revive the UAE heritage and bear witness to a rich history, which we still cherish today. This house originally belonged to the late Obaid bin Eissa Bin Ali Al Shamsi, nicknamed Al Naboodah, who was a prominent pearl trader that held commercial ties with India, Africa and France. Al Naboodah lived in this house, which was built in the mid-19th century?, with his three wives and children. The construction process of the house passed through several phases, according to family expansion.
Al Mahatta Museum first opened its doors on March 14, 2000. It is the first airport in the UAE, built in 1932 and then turned into a museum highlighting the history of flight in the UAE and the region. It is a prominent place due to its unique collectibles that show man's first attempts to fly, to landing on the moon. Explore the history of flight with the first built airport in the UAE. The airport has been used in 1930s as a staging post for commercial flights en route from Britain to India. From man's first attempts to fly to landing on the moon, explore the history of flight and the development of aviation in this region at the museum which is located in Sharjah's first airport building. Watch an interesting film about the daily life at the airport and Sharjah Town during the 1930's and experience first-hand this fascinating period of Sharjah's history. The original propeller planes, fully restored, stand guard in the hangar alongside the original refuelling tanker.