About The Museum
Al Mahatta Museum first opened its doors on March 14, 2000.
Why visit the Museum?
It was the first airport in the region, built in 1932 and then turned into a museum highlighting the history of flight in the UAE and the region. It is an important landmark due to its unique collectibles that narrate the history of aviation from man's first attempts to fly, to landing on the moon.
Explore the history of flight at the first airport in the UAE
The airport was used in 1930s as a staging post for commercial flight routes from Britain to India. From man's first attempts to fly to landing on the moon, explore the history of flight and the development of aviation in this region at this museum, which is located in Sharjah's first airport building. Watch an interesting film about the daily life at the airport and in Sharjah Town during the 1930's and experience first-hand this fascinating period of Sharjah's history. The original propeller planes, fully restored, stand guard in the hangar alongside the original refueling tanker.