In 1932 the first airport in the Gulf was opened in Sharjah, and was used as a staging post for commercial flights en route from Britain to India.

From man's first attempts to fly to landing on the moon, visitors can explore the history of flight and the development of aviation in this region at the Al Mahatta Museum which is located next to the Department of Immigration behind Al Estiqlal Street.

Visitors can watch a film about the daily life at the airport and Sharjah Town during the 1930s and experience first hand this fascinating period of Sharjah's history.