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This itinerary is easy to walk. The distance from the start to the end is only 600 meters. But you should calculate enough time for the two large museums, well air conditioned and with cafeterias to rest.
In this tour you can see:
- Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Masterpieces from the Islamic World and didactic exhibits provide a deeper understanding of the cultural and scientific achievements of the Islamic civilization.
- Walk along the Corniche Street with views of the Sharjah Creek, the harbour on the opposite shore with its traditional dows and colorful transport ships.
- Bait Obaid Al Shamsi
A restored creek-side house with artists' studios and gallery spaces surrounding a spacious courtyard used for art events and workshops.
- Emirates Fine Arts Society
Head office of the association of art professionals in the UAE, with courtyard meeting place and gallery.
- Sharjah Art Museum
Displays temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, and selected artworks from the Orientalist Collection. It also regularly hosts Sharjah's Biennials and art festivals.
Main institution for contemporary arts, organizer of the Biennial and other world class events.
March - June 2022. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.