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.
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.
expatriates are welcome but care must be taken to
respect and honor local traditions which are still
very much part of life here.
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historical documents and references dating back to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
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
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.