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.
All expatriates 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historical documents and references dating back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.
Sharjah Museums 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.