Omani Civilization: History and Development

Location : Sharjah Archaeology Museum Date:14 December 2022 - 07 June 2023
In cooperation with the National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, Sharjah Museums Authority represented by Sharjah Archaeology Museum is hosting the " Omani Civilization: History and Development
" exhibition from 14 December 2022 to 7 June2023. The exhibition includes a collection of artefacts like fishing gear, weapons, clay and stone pots, ornaments, stamps, personal jewellery and farm equipment that tell the story of Omanis, from the dawn of time until the rise of Islam. 

This collection of various artefacts is being displayed for the first time outside the Sultanate of Oman. 

The exhibition falls under three themes arranged chronologically:
  • First theme: Stone Age (125000 - 4000 B.C.) 
This theme’s collection includes a number of stone tools like fishing gear which date back to 125000 years. 
  • Second theme: Bronze Age (3100- 1300 B.C.) 
Displays a number of bronze artefacts like fishing gear, axes, personal jewellery including rare golden beads, stamps, soft stone pots in additions to local and imported pottery 
  • Third theme: Iron Age and last centuries just before Islam (1200  B.C. – 600 AD.)
Displays a special rare collection of stone artefacts that brings out the evolution of soft stone industry in addition to a rare collection of short daggers, bronze arrowheads and axes. 
 Among the most prominent pieces in this collection is a rare golden necklace that dates back to the period between 300 B.C. and 400 A.D. 


Location :
The museum is located in the Al Abar area between the Halwan Children Center and the Sharjah Archeology Authority on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road leading to the Sharjah Science Museum and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed
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 trip: Free 
Private University trip: Free

Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

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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