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Sharjah is considered as the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is internationally renowned for the Biennial and other events of contemporary art as well as for the preservation and revitalization of its cultural heritage.
In addition to museums, art spaces, archaeological sites we present other places of interest in Sharjah
Higher education in the visual arts, design, and architecture; institutions offering art courses and workshops
The city's name 'Creek of the Two Jaws' is inspired by its setting in a crescent-shaped bay flanked by two headlands
Circular stone construction, archaeological site of Mleiha, 3rd millennium BCE
Excavation site, the oldest archaeological finds date from 125,000 years ago
Organized since 1993, the Sharjah Biennial was fundamentally reoriented in 2003 on the initiative and under the direction of Hoor Al Qasimi. Sharjah became a driving force of cooperation between the region and art scenes in other parts of the world.
Organizer of the Sharjah Biennial. Founded in 2009, SAF brings a broad range of art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region.
The President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation about her concepts, the activities of SAF, and the Biennial.