Connections exhibition: The UAE and India in Portrait Art

Location: Bait Al Naboodah Date: 12 October 2021 - 11 January 2022
Pearl trade and other local trades played a vital role in intercultural connections in the past; India had the biggest share from this connection, since it was a linking point between Arab and European merchants during the 19th century AD. This strong connection reflected on the people of the Emirates and India through their houses, clothes, jewellery and some traditional foods. 

Bait Al Nabooda will host a photography art exhibition titled “Connections exhibition: Portrait Photography Art (The UAE and India in Portrait Art)” by artist Humoud Musabbeh Almeqbali, which will feature unique photographs. The exhibition aims to highlight the connection between the Emirati and Indian cultures, and the impact of Indian culture on the Emirati community, as seen in the life of the late Obaid bin Eissa Alshamsi, the former owner of Bait Al Nabooda.  There are six portrait artworks in the exhibition, in addition to an interactive artwork between the audience and the exhibition.


Location :
Bait Al Naboodah is located in Al Mareija area in the heart of Sharjah, opposite Al Eslah School Museum and Al Arsah Souq.
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

Visitors Health & Safety Measures During Covid-19

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

Heritage Ticket Fees, a “Joint Ticket” to visit Al Eslah School Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Fort “ Al Hisn” and Bait Al Naboodah:

Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 10.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 20.00AED
The museum entry is free during the following days:
  • Sharjah Heritage 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 days:
  • 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).
Follow us