Vintage cars will be on display to celebrate the 11th edition of Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Al Hosn site – the location where Abu Dhabi’s oldest stone building Qasr Al Hosn is – will stage a free exhibition featuring classic cars from the 1950s and 1960s.
This one-of-a-kind exhibition running from 27th November to 30th December will tell the history of the capital through timeless automobiles.
Beyond the exterior, these cars personify in a way Abu Dhabi’s steady transition from a desert location to a developed, modern city.
For more information, visit: qasralhosn.ae
If you want to see more old vehicles that used to ply Abu Dhabi roads, the Emirates National Auto Museum is worth checking out in your free time.
The museum is home to around 200 old cars which belong to Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan.
Just some of the rides you’ll find here include off-road vehicles and classic American cars, collection of Mercedes cars, vintage Mini Coopers, and more. The world’s largest truck is also found here.
Price: AED 50, free for children under 10 years old. South of Abu Dhabi, Hamim Road, off E11, Al Dhafra. Daily 9 am – 5 pm.
Did you know that the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is fond of cars?
Banker turned author Mohammed Luqman Ali Khan explores this side of the revered leader through his book, Automobiles of Sheikh Zayed.
The 200-page book contains rare pictures of Sheikh Zayed behind the wheel or in the presence of cars used either for leisure but mostly for official state functions.
It shows how these cars somehow played a role in the UAE’s journey to independence and prominence, taking Sheikh Zayed to various places as he attended to the various demands of his role as president and the country’s father.
The coffee table picture book is in bilingual format (Arabic and English).