Majlis Al Midfa Museum

Majlis Al Midfa Museum

The home of the first U.A.E. publisher

The Majlis Al Midfa Museum celebrates the life and times of the late Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al Midfa, a prominent citizen who contributed immensely to the cultural development in the U.A.E. in general and Sharjah in particular. In 1927 Al Midfa issued the first newspaper in the history of the U.A.E. – Oman newspaper; he subsequently issued Soutul Asafeer (the Sound of Birds).

It showcases the functions of a Majlis as a library and a relaxing meeting place for local residents, scholars and merchants to discuss poetry, literature and politics, thus maintaining social and cultural communication among the educated people of Sharjah. The Majlis Al Midfa is also renowned for its remarkable circular wind tower, the only one of its kind in the United Arab Emirates.

Amongst the many interesting items donated by the Al Midfa family, you will see a carved pearl chest, old books and manuscripts and a silver dagger with gold leaf decoration.

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