Saqer-Aljazirah Aviation Museum

Saqer-Aljazirah Aviation Museum

Saqer-Aljazirah Aviation Museum
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Natali Kupetska
Ottawa, Canada130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great place! Definitely need to visit. Ticket cost 10 real only cash. There are many aircrafts outside and inside. But also there is 4D aviation show which is amazing. Tickets for it can buy inside the museum. We were so lucky, the day we went there they ve got some technical problems in the system, but they didn’t cancel the show it was free. I enjoyed my time very much
Written April 19, 2020
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Ali S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Saqer-Aljazirah Aviation Museum is a nice museum to visit for a couple of hours. They have a nice aviation collection and the area is stylish, calm and intriguing!
Written June 21, 2016
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CAM
Adelaide, Australia664 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
I wasn't too sure what to expect to be honest but this is a museum definitely worth visiting while in Riyadh. There are so many planes to see and to touch and sit in - a very hands on museum. There are planes on display outside of the museum and then inside many more. There is an upstairs section and I found it so quiet and peaceful - a bit like a library. Normally I come across 'do not touch' signs but on this occasion I was able to touch everything. The collection of relics is wonderful. Unfortunately the flight simulator was not in action but that looked very much worth a try.... maybe next visit. There is a small kiosk where light snacks and drinks can be purchased.
Written November 29, 2014
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Kanamori12
Leiden51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went here with our two young boys not expecting too much. We had a surprisingly good time. Too bad we couldn't actually enter the planes. But the boys loved it. It's well maintained inside and the staff were friendly. It won't be a afternoon full, but definitely more than a hour or so.
Written November 3, 2014
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Pioneer781313
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
Nice place to Visit with your family and Kids it has many Aircrafts models which you can see through.good for family
Written September 27, 2018
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RoH22
Cape Town Central, South Africa170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Found out my friend is a plane enthusiast so decided to take him here. We both enjoyed the experience. The cafe there is ok with basics if you need to buy anything to eat or drink. Also go in the AM or late afternoon as most of the exhibitions are outside. Inside they have a nice setup as well. Good spot to learn a bit about planes and how it worked here in KSA.
Written June 5, 2017
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thewanderingfeet2016
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
In Riyadh, there are a lot of communities where Filipino expats can join in. My friends and I are fortunate to have found one that is into worthy causes and traveling every now and then.

During the start of the winter season last year, I was privileged to have been included in the community’s list of participants for their travel series’ kickoff. It should be noted that I was also a part of their Dammam/Bahrain travel series (Eid Break in the Kingdom’s Eastern Region and Bahrain’s Threshold) in 2014.

This time around, they chose Royal Saudi Air Force Museum or Saqr Al-Jazira, which is located at Salbokh Road, Ministry of Defense and Aviation – King Abdul Aziz Military College, on the East Ring Road of Riyadh between Exits 10 and 11. It is just a ten-minute drive from Al Izdihar.

There were 16 of us who lined up at the museum’s gate last 04 December 2015. Actually, we were reluctant to proceed with this visit because we thought the place is only for families. Good thing there is a big signboard at the entrance that says singles are allowed on any day of the week. We were all smiling after reading that.

What we saw upon entering was the huge passenger aircraft, which I had been seeing standing behind a wall right next to the East Ring Road. The aircraft’s name is Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.

We merrily roamed around the museum’s ground to have a closer look at the various passenger and combat aircraft until darkness started to fall.

“For thousands of years, men have looked at the skies and dreamt of flight. Ancient mythologies tell of heroic attempts to emulate the birds of the air. In more recent times, men have succeeded, with motor-driven flying machines in place of flapping wings. Not content with the skies, man has his sights set on the heavens beyond. The stars upon which our forebears gazed at are now within reach of our children’s children” (Dreams of Flight, Royal Saudi Air Force).

What we feasted on subsequently were exhibits on the history of the Royal Saudi Air Force: uniforms, insignia and decorations, aircraft engines and weaponry—and a special display on Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Saudi in space who rode as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-51-G.

Throughout the museum there are interactive video screens that allow visitors to explore this history for themselves.

There is also an Imax cinema, without 3D glasses, where we got to experience flying a jet fighter. It was a simulation of what it feels like to be amid jet fighters in an aerial warfare. It was awesome.

For the first time, I got to get a feel of a cinema in the Kingdom even if what we viewed was only a 15-minute show.

The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the perfect place if you want to get a literally happy photo just like the second in the series. And, of course, if you want to experience traveling into space on simulators for only SAR 10. Free admission is awarded to children.
Written August 9, 2016
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Amitkidiary
Hyderabad, India238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Lots and lots of old aeroplanes, fighter planes, helicopters etc. Big enough area for a nice stroll and on the way you can read about the history of Saudi Arabian air force.
Written May 16, 2016
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MohdSalim
Dubai, United Arab Emirates92 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Though the place seems like it has some interesting stuff inside, we were not allowed to enter.
Outside the gate, it is mentioned that the place is open from 8-12 in the morning. We had reached there at 1010 and the guards at the place seem to have had enough for the day, since they simply told us that the time is finished and we will have to come back in the afternoon.
What we later understood is that the last entry is at 10. And even though we arrived just 10 minutes later, they wouldnt allow us in. Oh well, apparently they are not too concerned about having people see what they have inside.
Written February 25, 2016
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Turki A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
It's a nice place to visit, since 1920 to modern days , you gonna learn about the royal Saudi Air Force , highly recommended for aviation lovers
Written December 9, 2015
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