Home to a show-stopping collection of old and new cars, the Emirates National Auto Museum promises a fascinating day out.
Located just forty-five minutes outside Abu Dhabi, the Emirates National Auto Museum houses a jaw-dropping collection of eclectic cars, all owned by one man - the so-called Rainbow Sheikh. Now, his personal shrine is open to the public, allowing visitors to be wowed by the incredible selection of automobiles on display.
There can be no mistaking the museum from the outside, given the gleaming Mercedes monster truck standing proudly in front of the entrance. A TriStar aircraft and the famous spherical Globe Trailer, a trailer home that resembles the earth and has allegedly been built to a scale of 1:1 million, sit nearby.
The marvels continue inside, with rows of rare cars lined up to peruse. They range from a Rolls Royce used by Queen Elizabeth II to a rare Lamborghini 4x4, to a futuristic moon buggy. Taking pride of place in the center of the hangar-like museum, a 5m-high copy of a 50s Dodge Power Wagon dominates the space. Incredibly, it is able to drive.
Indeed, most of the cars inside are subject to movement, since their owner enjoys driving them as much as he does collecting them. Visitors will notice the floor of the museum is painted with lines to create roads, making it easy for the cars to be driven out.
Before leaving, visitors should be sure to stop at the collection of brightly-colored Mercedes’ which lent Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan the ‘Rainbow Sheikh’ nickname.
The Emirates National Auto Museum is open seven days a week and entrance fees are around 50 dirhams per person. It will be of particular appeal to those visitors who have come to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Emirates National Auto Museum
Emirates National Auto Museum,
South of Abu Dhabi,
Hamim Road, Off E11, Al Dhafra,
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Show Phone Number+971 55 749 2155