Love to do anything with cars? Then if you happen to be travelling around Abu Dhabi, take some time out your busy schedule to pay a visit to the Emirates National Auto Museum!


The Emirates National Auto Museum is a private collection owned by HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, the son in -law of Sheikh Zayed, which is open to the public for viewing.

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Abdulla Al Muhairi from Abu Dhabi, UAE, cropped and levels adjusted by uploader Mr.choppersERAD Midget at Emirates National Auto MuseumCC BY 2.0


Located some 45 km south to the city of Abu Dhabi, the pyramid-shaped museum is located on the way to Liwa. It can be reached without much hassle from many an Abu Dhabi resort including the likes of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.

Things to See

Almost 230 vehicles are showcased here. Varying from the very first car in the world, a Mercedes Benz built in the year 1886 to the latest personalised jeep wrangler secured on a Ford Recovery Chassis. Keep an eye out for the world’s largest motorized model of a WW2 Willys jeep and a collection of rainbow-hued Mercedes.

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ShoujaaSheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan with largest model Willys jeep 2009CC BY-SA 3.0

Important Tips

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily but its best to call in advance to make sure it is open. The entry fee for adults is AED 50, while children under 10 can enter free of charge.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+