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I have recently visited the Al Mahatta Museum in Sharjah - located where the first International Airport in the UAE was - now in the middle of Sharjah (the town) and surrounded by high rise buildings.
This museum should be included in the itenary of...More
It was only through this website that I came to know about the Al Mahatta museum in Sharjah. Intrigued on it having been the first airstrip in the UAE and among the earliest in the Gulf, I paid it a visit. The museum is located...More
The first airport in the Arabian Gulf, Mahattah was built by the Brits for their biplanes in 1932. Today its an aviation museum and well worth the visit - if the displays are a tad broken down (they have to survive Emirati schoolkids and don't...More
The site is in progress with more buildings becoming available. I visited examples of Islamic schools with desks and books, a library and a wall of photos of teachers. An interesting place to expereince old customs.
We did not expect a lot, but were more than impressed with the museum. A large collection. We learned a lot of new information and the aircraft hangar was the highlight. There is access to old aircrafts, and even a chance to enter the cabin...More