Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation


Due to the latest developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with the recommendations of public health experts and government officials, Sharjah Art Foundation galleries, venues and other spaces, including Rain Room Sharjah, Sharjah Art Shops and the regional Art Centres, will be temporarily closed to the public beginning 16 March 2020 and remain closed until further notice. The closures are a precautionary measure to support the health of our community, partners and staff.

Given the evolving nature of the situation, we are closely monitoring developments and considering the possible timeline for re-opening. We will continue to keep you informed via our website and social media channels.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to take precautions to stay healthy and safe. Visit for the latest information and recommendations from the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and the World Health Organisation.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Sharjah Art Foundation. We will keep you updated in the coming weeks.