Al Mahatta Museum

Al Mahatta Museum, Sharjah: Address, Phone Number, Al Mahatta Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Al Mahatta Museum
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KH4KI
London, UK289 contributions
Fly back in 60s
Jun 2021
One of the most historical places of the changing era not only for Sharjah but the whole region - the only airport this land had.
A detailed walkthrough of the aviation history of this region with few planes in a display which were used in past times - 60s

Ticket: 10 AED open 8 to 8 Fro closed
Written June 19, 2021
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Cornelius V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
Aviation History
Feb 2020 • Family
Probably the best aviation history in a well defined story. From the the days of the Wright brothers to Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon. Description of the theory of flight using birds is amazing. The building may look a bit run down but the heartbeat of this museum is the preservation of the old Sharjah airport in the city. The old runway is actually a city road now. Amazing! I will visit again. To the administration behind this treasure of Sharjah, a million thanks. Maybe...just maybe, I would like to clean the tower with my own hands...just a passion from a retired air traffic controller from Malaysia.
Written March 8, 2020
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SimonLatimer
London, UK108 contributions
Aviation History Gem!
Mar 2019 • Family
The Al Manatta museum is a little gem buried deep in the heart of Sharjah.
For anyone with an interest in aviation history it’s a great little spot.
The museum is located in what was the airport buildings of the first airport in the UAE and where the first airplane landed in the UAE in 1932.
The museum charts the story of those pioneering Royal Mail flights which passed through, with the establishment of a Royal Air Force station to support those flights..
The museum hangar includes several examples of early aircraft which played a part in the history of aviation in the Gulf area and are all types which served with Gulf Aviation which became Gulf Air.
There’s also some interesting artefacts from the RAF days including a display of the first cinema in the UAE!
There’s all so some interactive and science bits related to flight to educate younger guests.
All in all, this is a great little place to spend a couple of hours.
The one thing to be aware of is there’s no cafe or refreshments available other than a vending machine for water..
Written February 16, 2020
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MitaDubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates75 contributions
Trip down memory lane
Dec 2019
Highly recommended especially if you have kids that are plane mad because they have the opportunity to sitting in the cockpit and "fly" the plane.

Its a shame that some of the interactive exhibits weren't working.
Written January 4, 2020
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Graham Davis
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Graham Davis - Pamela and Christopher Rowe
Nov 2019 • Couples
Very good - interesting old aircraft. Brilliant 1930's film footage of this place with HP 42 landing. Nice old photos of Sharjah Airfield, etc. If you are an aviation enthusiast this is a must!!
Written November 16, 2019
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Dorottya B
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The first airport of the country
Nov 2019 • Friends
It's a small museum but worth to visit! It's really informative, you can learn a lot about aviation history in the region.
Written November 15, 2019
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Ashok Ganapathy Iyer
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1,468 contributions
The first Airport of Sharjah
Nov 2019 • Solo
The first airport of the Gulf region Al Mahatta Museum is the former Rest House of this edifice. A must visit to understand the importance of Sharjah as THE GATEWAY TO THE TRUCIAL STATES
Written November 9, 2019
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rakith g
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you must visit this place when you go sharjah
Sep 2019
it was amazing experience their lot of gulf airline plane and you can learn lot of about their history.even their is cockpit you can take photos also this place must be visited by tourist . this so perfect
Written October 2, 2019
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RanjanF
Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka32 contributions
Excellent Museum
Sep 2019
Very nice place and can learn lot of things about aeronautics history
only 10 dirhams including 15 minutes short film . not age limit . its worth to visit everyone
Written September 14, 2019
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JanBdeW
Dubai, United Arab Emirates134 contributions
The First International Airport in the UAE
Aug 2019
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 anyone interested in aviation and is clean, well maintained with excellent exhibits related to aviation and aviation history of the region. Personnel is super friendly and there is ample parking. Although there seems to be facilities for a restaurant this was not open during our visit and did not distract from the enjoyment of this excellent museum.

They have a few aircraft on displayed that were part of the aviation history of the region such as a DC3, De Havilland Dove and Heron, Anson and Auster Autocrat. Further to this there is a cockpit section of a De Havilland Comet and a VC10.

There is also a number of exhibits such as engines, radios and photos related to the history of aviation in the region.
Written September 13, 2019
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