An Al Noor Mosque Surrounded with City Buildings at Night
An Al Noor Mosque Surrounded with City Buildings at Night - Al Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Abid Bin Nazar/

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation has offered free entry throughout Ramadan, Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) announced Monday.

The museum has two operating hours - one is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and another from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. It remains closed on Fridays, WAM reported.

Furthermore, the evening hours will change during the last 10 days of Ramadan due to Taraweeh (special prayers performed only in Ramadan) and night prayers. The museum will remain shut on April 8 and 9 for Eid Al Fitr preparations.

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, a cultural landmark in Sharjah and the region, is celebrated for its stunning architectural design inspired by traditional Arab-Islamic styles.

The museum was established as a marketplace in 1987 and spans 10,000 square meters. It draws inspiration from the renowned Natural History Museum in London, featuring similar exquisite stonework.

Aside from this announcement by SMA on the first day of Ramadan, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received Ramadan well-wishers at Al Badee Palace.

Many sheikhs, high-ranking officials, dignitaries of the country, and UAE citizens gathered at the palace to extend their greetings. They all prayed for increased goodness, progress, security, safety, and prosperity for the UAE and its people.

The reception was also attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; Deputy Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, member of the ruling family of the Emirate of Sharjah Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi alongside other officials from the emirate.

Earlier this month, the Bank of Sharjah, alongside other international and regional banks, played a key role in overseeing the issuance of a $750 million 12-year U.S. dollar-denominated sustainable bond for the Government of Sharjah.

Last month, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF 2024) witnessed double the number of visitors compared to last year as the latest edition gathered around 10,000 visitors.