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Sharjah Maritime Museum

About The Museum

Sharjah Maritime Museum first opened its doors in 2003 in the Heritage Area. It was re-located to a new building in Al Khan area and re-opened on July 7, 2009.

Why visit the museum?

Enjoy a day with an extraordinary adventure at Sharjah Maritime Museum, where you can explore Sharjah’s interesting marine history and heritage and learn about the customs of Sharjah’s inhabitants, whose lives were strongly influenced by the sea.

Explore the astonishing hidden world of the deep sea life

Visit Sharjah Maritime Museum and discover the history of the traditional fishing methods, sea songs, pearl diving and trade trips in the United Arab Emirates.

 The museum presents marvelous and diverse aspects of the sea-related life that 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 pearl diving. Enjoy the beauty of the genuine Arabian pearls collected by our ancestors from the deep blue waters of the Gulf, which still possess the same luster and glamour today as they did when they were first harvested.

What’s on
Photo gallery
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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: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM (The museum will be closed  during the evening shift of the last 10 days of Ramadan)
Friday: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free

Government university trips: Free
Private University trips: Free
Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

Entry Fees to Sharjah Aquarium & Sharjah Maritime Museum "Joint Ticket"

Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 15.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 25.00AED
Children group (2-12 years) – “6 or more”: 10.00AED each
Adult group (13+ years) – “6 or more”: 15.00AED each
Government school & university trips: Free
Private school & university trips: 5.00AED each

The museum entry is free during the following days:
  • International Museum Day on 18th of May.
  • Martyr's Day on 1st of December.
  • UAE National Day on 2nd of December. 

The museum is closed during the following:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).
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