Al Hisn (also known as Sharjah Fort) is a two-storey fort situated in the Al Shukh district of old Sharjah.
The fort was originally constructed in 1820 by the then Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi. It was partially demolished in late 1969/early 1970, the one remaining tower (called ‘kubs’, that to the far right of the fort as you stand at the entrance) lending its name to the square in which it sits, ‘Al Burj’, Arabic for ‘tower’.
The fort has been restored as part of a comprehensive programme of ongoing restoration of the traditional core of the old port city of Sharjah under the name ‘Heart of Sharjah’.
Marvel at this stunning structure built in 1820, but now converted into an educational museum to showcase a world of local history and charm. Fascinating exhibits include valuable old coins and weighing scales, precious jewellery, impressive arms and ammunition, a window to the pearl trade and plenty of incredible photographs and maps.
Al Shukh, Sharjah