The Centre, which is located near the University City Hall in Sharjah, can be considered unique in that all of its contents originate from His Highness Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi’s collections.  His research resources on Gulf subjects have been brought together over a period of years and can now be used by other researchers.

Dr. Sultan Al-Qasimi Centre Halls


The Royal Family in Sharjah

This hall display some of the rare photographs related to  the royal family in Sharjah.Also a docomintry film about Sharjah during 1937 is in the display.


The British Operations against the Qawasim

The first vivid picture of the region dominated by the Qawasim are connected with British military


Geographic Hall

This exhibition reflects he evolution of human knowledge about the Gulf in early printed maps, starting with the Renaissance



H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Al-Qasimi library is a personal treasure furnished with rare books and valuable at the same time.


The Document & Photograph Hall

The Documents and photos Gallery contains a comprehensive archival system of a one and a half million historical and geographical documents


Gulf photos

The pictures in this section aim to illustrate aspects of the history of the Gulf countries and their lifestyle especially through the earliest photographic images


United Arab Emirates Hall

The exhibits in this Hall portray the local life before the establishment of the United Arab Emirates.The collection includes images ranging from the early


Scientific & Honorary Degrees Hall

This hall displays certificates and awarded, scientific and honorary degrees official to His Highness Sheikh Dr.Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi


Photographs, Medals & Awards Hall

This hall displays contents of photographs of the official meetings of His Highness Sheikh Dr.Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi Ruler of Sharjah, with kings



Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (8 February 1857 – 26 June 1936) was a Dutch scholar of oriental cultures and languages and advisor on native affairs


Islamic world hall

This hall displays large collections of paintings and engraving photographs from the Orient, beginning from Arabian Peninsula, Yemen, Zanzibar


Historical Movies Hall

This hall displays historical films about the Gulf, using Multimedia. The films which had been relayed about the whole area are shown here.