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Built in the 19th century, the Al Serkal house was a former home of the British Commissioner for the Arabian Gulf. After other use, in the early 1960s it was transformed into the first hospital in Sharjah, where many prominent residents of the city were born.
It was restored between 1993 and 1995 together with other heritage buildings in the Al Shuwaiheen area. The beautiful three-storey building has a total area of 2600 m2, and an interior courtyard of aproximately 440 m2.
Bait Al Serkal serves the Sharjah Art Foundation as one of the venues for the Sharjah Biennial and for changing exhibitions.