Sharjah, the First UAE Flying School

Location : Al Mahatta Museum Date:05 October 2021 - 02 September 2022
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.


Location :
Al Mahatta Museum is located in Al Mahatta area, opposite Al Qasimya District in Sharjah, behind the Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed

Visitors Health & Safety Measures During Covid-19

Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free
Government University trip: Free 
Private University trip: Free
Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

The museum entry is free during the following days:
  • International Museum Day on 18th of May.
  • In memory of the first airplane to land in Sharjah (Hanno) on 5th of October.
  • Martyr's Day on 1st of December.
  • UAE National Day on 2nd of December. 

The museum is closed during the following days:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).
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