Riyadh

Visit the Royal Saudi Air Force Museum

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The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum is one of the most popular museum in Riyadh. The museum was built in the 19th century which tells you about the history of the Royal Saudi Air Force. Saqr Al-Jazira or The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum is situated on the East Ring Road of Riyadh which comprises of an outdoor static park and a huge and modern indoor museum. The gate guard can be seen from the ring road, a Saudi Lockheed L-1011 Tristar does this work. The museum has a hall where various exhibitions are held like the display of the aircraft engines and weaponry, insignia, uniforms, decorations, the history of Royal Saudi Air Force and many more. The is a special exhibit dedicated to the Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who was the first Saudi who played the role of payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-51-G.

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There are a series of various aircrafts kept on display for the tourists to view which are, Boeing 707 HZ-HM2 in Saudia livery, Douglas A-26B Invader, De Havilland Vampire FB Mk 52, Cessna 310, Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, North American F-86 Sabre F model, BAC Lightning T-55, Panavia Tornado ADV F3 & IDS, Temco T-35 Buckaroo A model, Boeing F-15D Eagle, De Havilland Chipmunk Mk 10, Northrop F-5E Tiger II, BAC Strike master Mk80, Hawker Hunter F Mk60, Lockheed L-1011 Tristar HZ-AHP in Saudia livery, Bell UH-1, Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, Bell OH-58, Douglas DC-4, BAC Lightning F53, T-6 Texan 206, Douglas DC-3 outfitted to match the aircraft given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to King Ibn Saud. The museum is located between 10 and 11 exits in Riyadh. If you are in Riyadh then you should definitely visit this museum.

Visiting Hours:
Monday to Thursday, Saturday & Sunday- 08:00 to 12:00 hours, 16:00 to 21:00 hours
Friday- 16:00 to 21:00 hours

Tickets:
Adults 10 SAR
Children 5 SAR

Address: Eastern Ring Branch Rd, King Abdullah, Riyadh 12451, Saudi Arabia

Contact: +966 11 492 2303"

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