Posts Tagged ‘pearls’


Sharjah Maritime Museum

June 25, 2013

Posted by Kanga.

After visiting the Sharjah Aquarium, we went to the Maritime Museum. (The entrance fee of 20 AED per person covers entrance to both.)

small wooden model of a galleon

They have several lovely wooden models, some small scale and some full scale.

full size pearling boat

To see all the pictures, click here.


Pearls Museum

January 27, 2012

Posted by Kanga.

museum sign

A new museum has opened in Ras Al Khaimah.

front entrance of the museum

The main floor focuses on the history of pearling in the area, including a full sized 40 foot pearling boat. Information is very well presented.

forty foot pearling boat and other items on display

The second floor is devoted to the cultured pearl industry. Not surprising, since the museum is owned by RAK Pearls Holding, LLC.


We wondered around a bit before finding the museum, so, if you are interested in checking it out for yourself, here is a map to help. The museum is open 10 am – 6 pm and costs 100 AED per person (which includes lunch/snack at the cafe).