Sharjah Museums Authority is hosting an exhibition to celebrate Emirati Civil Aviation Day and the landing of the first airplane in Sharjah. The exhibition “Sharjah, the First UAE Flying School l” will be held at Al Mahatta Museum to commemorate fifty years of prosperity and development in the aviation field in the United Arab Emirates.
The exhibition tells the story of the first aviation school in the United Arab Emirates and the efforts of its founder, The late Captain Adel Al-Deeb. It also displays a photographic collection of prominent figures in the country, daily flight records and correspondences, and a collection of Captain Adel Al-Deeb’s personal items, such as his flight licenses and uniform. The exhibition also features a copy of a press article about the first Emirati woman to obtain a pilot’s license in 1972.