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Six galleries with courtyards, alleyways, squares, and an inter-connected roofscape
Restored traditional houses, coral enclosures used for exhibitions and programs
Building from the 1970s; after major renovation and expansion reopened in 2020
Renovated three-storey heritage building, venue for shows, workshops, and events
Restored creek-side house in the Arts Area with artists' studios and gallery spaces
Artist studios and exhibition spaces at the coast of Al Hamriyah, inaugurated in 2017
Sharjah is the third-largest of the seven United Arab Emirates, and the only one bridging the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Reflecting the deep commitment to the arts, architectural preservation, and cultural education embraced by its ruler, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Sharjah is home to more than 20 museums and has long been known as a hub of culture in the United Arab Emirates. In 1998, it was named UNESCO's “Arab Capital of Culture” and was designated the UNESCO “World Book Capital” for the year 2019.