Image title: Sharjah Airport terminal building and flowers

Sharjah Airport terminal building and flowers

Sharjah Airport is situated around 20 miles (32km) east of Dubai's neighouring emirate Sharjah. The airport has a distinctive domed shape terminal building reminiscent of 1970s airport architecture, and is surrounded at the front by lawns and flower beds.

In the early 2000s Sharjah Airport is used mainly by low-cost airlines as well as carriers from the former Soviet Union. In 1994 we flew by Aeroflot to Germany and the UK, arriving and departing via Sharjah. On our return flight, video tapes bought in the UK were retained by the Sharjah authorities and certain sections were individually censored using the 'record' button. The films were innocuous mainstream titles as well as a very tame horror film.


Sharjah Airport terminal building and flowers



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