Sharjah International Book Fair 29th Edition

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
ExpoCenter 7th - 17th November, 2012. Hours | Saturday - Thursday: 10a.m. - 10p.m.; Friday: 4p.m - 10p.m.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

My Recent Visit to Sharjah — Arab Voices

I just returned from an eight day visit to Sharjah , the Cultural Hub of the UAE. I was a guest speaker at the 29th Sharjah International Book Fair.

I have never been to this part of the UAE before. I have been to Dubai and to Abu Dhabi last year and found Sharjah to be very different in many ways. It does not have the tallest building or the largest indoor ski slope. It has 18 museums and one of them is the world class Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.

Here are some photos I took.

Inside the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

One of many Musical Instruments used by Muslims

Very Old Door that Reflects Islamic Art. Its in a great shape.

12th Century Quran Tafseer from Iran

Another Old Quran from 12th Century, all hand written.

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