Sharjah's new museum showcases maritime heritage.

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The key role played by the sea in the development of Sharjah is celebrated by the new Maritime Museum. It is expected to boost the emirate's tourism industry, offering visitors another place to learn about the country's heritage. The museum is located next to Sharjah's aquarium, which has attracted one million visitors in the past year. The new museum includes traditional wooden seafaring dhows used for fishing, trading and pearling, boat building, diving tools and photographs of famous sailors and...

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