The new Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was opened on June 6, 2008.The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization holds thousands of rare and important Islamic artifacts, Here; you can admire the timeless achievements of Islamic civilization and its universality, learn about aspects of Islamic faith, science, discoveries and culture, and cherish the beauty of Islamic art.The area was settled by a number of tribes along both the coast and interior and was Islamised in the seventh century.
An Arabic proverb says "Daba Dubai" (Arabic: ), which means "to creep"), referring to the slow flow of Dubai Creek inland.
The museum comprises seven spacious galleries and display areas for its permanent collection organized as follows: The Abu Bakr Gallery of Islamic Faith The Abu Bakr Gallery of Islamic Faith presents an introduction to Islam and the Holy Quran.
It presents the five pillars of Islam, important principles of Islamic doctrine and a fascinating account of the Hajj or Islamic pilgrimage.
Conflicts between the maritime communities of the Trucial Coast and the British led to the sacking of Ras Al Khaimah by British forces in 1809 and again in 1819, which resulted in the first of a number of British treaties with the Trucial Rulers in 1820.
These treaties, including the Treaty of Perpetual Maritime Peace, signed in 1853, led to peace and prosperity along the coast which lasted until the 1930s, when the pearl trade collapsed, leading to significant hardship among the coastal communities.