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Al Mahatta Museum

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Address: Centre Road, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$60*
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Sharjah Arts Heritage and Culture Tour

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Important piece of Aviation History

In 1938 Qantas Imperial started the 10 day flying boat service from Rose Bay to Southampton, with one of the overnight stops being in Dubai / Sharjah. The planes alighted on Dubai... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
Michael S
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Williamstown, Australia
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Williamstown, Australia
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

In 1938 Qantas Imperial started the 10 day flying boat service from Rose Bay to Southampton, with one of the overnight stops being in Dubai / Sharjah. The planes alighted on Dubai Creek, and guests and crew were then brought to this base for a nights sleep in safe quarters. A very well preserved site, and one of the few... More 

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Dubai
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

unfortunately, the hangar was closed when we went, so we missed lot. The place is a bit difficult to find, but GPS is helpful. They have their dedicated parking for visitors. Pricing is very less. The flight simulator was broken, so needs attention. some of the interactive elements were also broken, so someone needs to pay attention.

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Thank shekchilly09
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Good place for historical interested Poor planes showroom Management not interested in it Not ineterestinting

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Thank hatematalla
Ottapalam, India
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This museum seriously need some publicity and marketing, but since both of this not relevant for Sharjah, it makes this place that much more interesting for visitors like me. No crowd at all... They have good examples on display but would have like more details about the specimens to get it to know better. Good display but needs maintenance at... More 

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Thank ArunGV1977
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is the First airport in UAE and is pretty awesome in this place you can see & touch old plane and all aeronautical item.

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Thank Mohammed Arif S
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very few people know that Sharjah was the oldest Airport in UAE. This Old Airport is converted to museum. You can see the actual Cockpit of Aeroplane. They have placed old actual aircrafts in the museum. Apart from this old historical pictures and articles used in old airport are kept there. They have kept models of engine of aircraft and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Good place to understand the aviation history of U.A.E. Al Mahatta - old Sharjah airport has kept all the memories in nice order. Will take you 30 to 40 years back technology & views. Worth to see....

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1 Thank Sajithn2010
Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Aviation enthusiasts : this is a must see place. This place used to be the old airport of Sharjah. Some aircraft on display, functioning jet engines for those who want to see the inside a jet engine ... A whole Jet engine from an Airbus aircraft on display, and also a Flight Simulator Room for some fun. Has a tower,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The fact that Sharjah hosted the first airport in this part of Arabia is not well known to the general public. This well structured and well thought out museum can help you catch up on topic. It presents three sections: one with real specimens of aircraft used in the past in this region; the next covering the history of Sharjah... More 

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1 Thank Giorgio B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

It's really nice museum I found about aviation in uae especially in Sharjah. The location is easy to find just the next to Al Mahatta Park. The staff also has a great hospitality. The museum tells about aviation histories in uae. There are two exhibition buildings, first for keeping the planes and the second building is for keeping the equipment,... More 

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