Sharjah24: The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) is announcing free admission to all of its museums on December 1st and 2nd to celebrate the UAE’s 50th national holiday and the success story of the past 50 years.
As part of its celebrations, SMA will host a range of fun and educational activities, including guided tours in English and Arabic, introducing visitors to the rich emirate heritage and achievements in various fields, while getting the public excited about museums and collections.
These take place in the Sharjah Art Museum, Bait Al Naboodah, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Science Museum, Al Mahatta Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Maritime Museum, Hisn Khor Fakkan, Sharjah Fort, Sharjah Classic Cars Museum, Sharjah Museum Islamic civilization and the Sharjah Archaeological Museum.
Visitors can find out about the country’s ancient houses, forts, and trade routes at the Sharjah Heritage Museum, Bait Al Naboodah, and Sharjah Fort.
In the meantime, both the Sharjah Archaeological Museum and Hisn Khor Fakkan will introduce visitors to the archeological scene of the country and the eastern region.
The public can also explore the “Deir El-Medina, Pharaohs Artists Village” exhibition in the Sharjah Archaeological Museum, which was carried out by SMA in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Turin until the 31st excavation of the Italian Mission in Luxor in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th millennium v.
Calligraphy enthusiasts have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the UAE’s passion for promoting and preserving Arabic calligraphy through a selection of masterpieces highlighting calligraphy styles and history.
It also allows visitors to explore the “Luminous Letters” exhibition by Emirati artist and calligrapher Mohammed Mandi, which features a collection of his creative works inspired by his local setting between past and present, including his work on currency and the Passport of the UAE and a number of other countries.
The Al Mahatta Museum collections draw attention to the aviation history of the emirate and the region, including the United Arab Emirates ‘first airport, while offering the public the opportunity to visit the “Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates’ first flight school” exhibition who run the country’s first flight school and the efforts of its late founder Captain Adel Al-Deeb until 2nd and show a collection of photographs of prominent figures in the country, daily flight records and correspondence, as well as a collection of personal effects from Captain Al-Deeb, such as z Flight licenses and uniform.
A selection of historical artifacts and their connection to the history of the United Arab Emirates are the focus of a guided tour through the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, which is also showing the exhibition “Drop by Drop Life Falls from the sky” in cooperation until December 11, 2021 Fondazione Torino Musei, Italy.
The exhibition focuses on the special relationship and connection between the art scene, the element of water and Islam, while at the same time illuminating the common heritage that connects Italy with the Arab-Islamic world.
The Sharjah Aquarium will introduce the public to the local marine environment and the country’s efforts to protect it.
The Sharjah Maritime Museum tour will highlight the UAE’s marine heritage and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s efforts to raise awareness of the importance of marine life.
A range of child-focused activities and interactive competitions are offered across all SMA museums that combine entertainment and knowledge and stimulate young people’s imagination, highlight the importance of museums, and encourage children to visit museums and explore collections.
SMA welcomes its audience during the holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and as part of its efforts to ensure the safety of the public and its employees, encourages all community members to follow the precautions and safety measures for Covid-19, including temperature, to comply with controls, distance, face masks as well as the availability of hand disinfectants and wheelchairs for the elderly and people with disabilities in all facilities.
Further details can be found on the SMA website www.SharjahMuseums.ae.