The Bait Al Naboodah in Sharjah is the former residence of the pearl-trading Al Shamsi family.
A two-storey house dating back to 1845, visitors enter through its grand doorway to explore and admire traditional Gulf architecture.
Built around a large courtyard you can see walls made from coral, learn about innovative methods of ”air conditioning”, and view decorative carvings in both plaster and wood.
Learn about daily family life and routines through work by Arabian craftsmen on display here.
In addition there are several themed rooms – the fashion room, for instance, has on display a collection of popular fashion items, jewellery and ornaments dating from the Al Shamsis” time.
The popular games room reveals the interesting games children used to play at that period, while the palm tree room informs visitors about the role of the palm tree in the life of the Sharjah people.
The museum is open from Mondays to Thursdays between 8:00 and 20:00, and on Fridays it is only open between 16:00 and 20:00.
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