Exhibitions safety rules
Sharjah Art Foundation Safety Rules and Regulations
To ensure your health and safety, Sharjah Art Foundation has instituted the following measures in line with Sharjah Health Authority regulations:
• Increased cleaning and sanitisation procedures have been implemented across all Foundation venues, spaces and offices in line with the recommendations of the Sharjah health authorities.
• Hand sanitisers and other sanitisation products will be available at all our venue entrances.
• Visitors are required to wear masks at all times during visits to our spaces.
• Copies of these precautionary measures and safety advice for visitors and staff will be placed in all public venues and spaces.
• Our health and safety rules are subject to change according to Sharjah government regulations and policies.
Al Mureijah Art Spaces
Nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2019, Al Mureijah Art Spaces are the Foundation’s contemporary art galleries in the historic Al Mureijah Square. Built on the site of Sharjah’s oldest residential district, the spaces include Galleries 1 to 6, the Foundation’s Information Centre, the Fen Café and Restaurant, and Sharjah Art Shop.
Bait Al Serkal
Located in the Al Shuwaiheen neighbourhood on Arts Square, heritage house Bait Al Serkal, built in the 19th century, was the residence of the British Commissioner for the Arabian Gulf and later a hospital. It is currently one of the Foundation’s principal exhibition venues.
Bait Obaid Al Shamsi
Located in the Al Shuwaiheen neighbourhood on Arts Square, Bait Obaid Al Shamsi is a historic two-story Emirati merchant home overlooking the Sharjah Creek. The building currently serves as a venue for contemporary art exhibitions and events, artist studios and residencies. Fen Café, Arts Square, is located here.
The Flying Saucer
Sharjah’s iconic Brutalist landmark originally built in the mid-1970s, The Flying Saucer, is an exhibition and community space that features a multi-activity café, open access art library, sunken courtyard and activity spaces.
Al Hamriyah Studios
Built on the site of a former souq near the town’s pristine beaches, Al Hamriyah Studios, featuring a communal courtyard, is used for exhibitions, artist commissions and residencies.
Rain Room Sharjah
A site-specific installation by London-based artist collective Random International, Rain Room Sharjah features perpetual rainfall that pauses whenever someone moves through the space. Located in Al Majarrah Park, the installation is part of the Foundation’s growing collection of permanent installations.
Saturday – Thursday
Morning from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm
Evening from 09:00 pm till 12:00 am
Evening from 9:00 pm till 12:00 am
Sharjah Art Foundation Exhibitions
9:00 am–9:00 pm
4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Rain Room Sharjah
9:00 am–9:00 pm
4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Opening hours are subject to change during holidays and between exhibitions. Please contact us for further information or any enquiries.
All our exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
t +971 6 544 4113
t +971 6 548 1381, ext 206 or 207
How to get here
Directions and maps to Al Mureijah Square if you are driving from the following locations:
City Centre Ajman
The Dubai Mall
Mirdif City Centre
By Public Transport
RTA buses depart for Jubail Station in Sharjah from the following stations in Dubai:
Abu Hail Station
Deira City Centre Station
Al Sabkha Station
The Jubail bus station is a 15-minute walk from Al Mureijah Square. You can also take a taxi.
For more information, please visit rta.ae or call 800 9090.
Sharjah Art Foundation exhibition and event spaces are located in the city of Sharjah’s heritage area and in a number of off-site venues across the emirate.
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