Sharjah Biennial 12 takes place from 5 March to 5 June in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, crossing the emirate to sites in and around the city as well as in the city of Kalba on the Gulf of Oman.
Saturday to Thursday
10:00 am — 10:00 pm
4:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Opening hours are subject to change during holidays. Please contact us for further information or any queries.
SAF Information Desks:
Maps, exhibition booklets and other useful guides are available at the SAF Information Desks, which are located in:
- SAF Information Building in SAF Art Spaces
- Sharjah Arts Museum, Arts Area
- Dar Al Nadwa, Calligraphy Square
Information is also available at the SAF Shop which stocks copies of exhibition and Biennial catalogues, other publications and gifts is located in building H, SAF Art Spaces.
All SAF events are free and open to the public.
t +971 6 568 5050
How to get here
Directions and maps to the SAF Arts Spaces if you are driving from:
- Sharjah Airport
- Qasba Canal
- City Centre Ajman
- The Dubai Mall
- Mirdiff City Centre
By public transport
RTA buses depart from the following stations in Dubai to Jubail station in Sharjah:
- Abu Hail Station
- Union Station
- Satwa Station
- Karama Station
- Ghubaiba Station
- Deira City Centre Station
- Al Sabkha Station
The Jubail bus station is a 15 minute walk away from the SAF Art Spaces, you can also take a taxi.
The bus fair from Dubai to Sharjah is 10 AED.
For more information on the buses schedule please visit http://www.rta.ae or call 8009090
This section has information on the list of SB12 Artists in their respective venues.
SAF Art Spaces
Sharjah Art Museum
Bait Al Serkal
Bait Obaid Al Shamsi
Souk Al Shanasiyah
Warehouses at Port Khalid
The Flying Saucer
Kalba Ice Factory
For more information about Sharjah Art Foundation venues please click here.
Sharjah Art Foundation has compiled an insider’s guide to Sharjah city that includes information on where to stay, what to do and where to eat. Download the guide here
1 bus departing from SAF Art Spaces to Kalba every Saturday:
March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
11:00 am Depart from SAF Art Spaces to Flying Saucer
11:20 am Arrive at Flying Saucer
12:00 pm Depart Flying Saucer to Kalba Ice Factory
1:30 pm Arrive at Kalba Ice Factory
2:30 pm Depart Kalba Ice Factory to SAF Art Spaces
4:00 pm Arrive SAF Art Spaces