The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was opened in 2008 and is dedicated to honouring the strong Islamic heritage of the region and beyond. This new, cutting-edge institution replaces the original Islamic Museum, established in 1996. Muslim culture is showcased through religious artworks, elaborate tapestries and important relics including ancient armour, precious coins and a zodiac mosaic. You’ll find thousands of these fascinating Islamic artefacts spread throughout several themed display rooms, inside a striking Moorish building by the water. The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is only a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and a few blocks from Sharjah Art Museum.