We know that COVID has grounded us all at home, but UAE has made it safe for us to step as long as we follow all precautionary steps. Knowing that now the next thing that comes to mind is, “Where do we go?” because we are pretty sure you want to avoid crowded malls and beaches. No worries, we’ve got your back, especially if you’re a motor fanatic!
Sharjah Classic Cars Museum is located on the Airport Road between the 4th and 5th intersection, right opposite Sharjah Discovery Centre and next to Sharjah International Airport.
If you are a tourist and traveling with family or in a group, you can reach the museum by hiring a van rental with a driver for a full day which is the best option to travel without any hassle.
As we know, UAE is home to the latest models of automobiles from across the globe, but the country also has an enduring love for classic vintage beauties that shine through multiple eras. The Sharjah Traditional Car Museum has been around since 2008 and showcases more than 100 classic cars, and the residents and tourists can visit to see these cars on display, some of which were built in the early 20th century. The museum is divided into five sections consisting of various models from Model T Ford to a 1974 MG Midget to 1969 Mercedes Pullman Limousine that’s custom made, especially for Sharjah's Ruler one out of 2,000 in the world. These classic cars are carefully restored, buffed out until you can see your reflection.
The Sharjah Classic Cars Museum has an aura that brings back a century of car history where you can explore extensive collections of classic cars, classic motorcycles, and bicycles dating back to the beginning of the early 20th century. We can learn more about their manufacturing and stories of the car industry and many other interesting and exciting facts. There’s also an interactive area for the kids with puzzles and a cool driving simulator.
The Sharjah Classic Car Museum is a heaven on earth for classic car enthusiasts and attracts many tourists and visitors worldwide. An interesting fact is that the oldest car in the museum dates back to 1915. The visitors get to read all about the brilliant innovators. The latter was behind the manufacturing of these glamorous beasts and admired their efforts of offering humanity the most remarkable innovations that have contributed to the evolution of urbanization as they have provided the best means of transportation and travel.
Let’s get to know a bit more about the few beauties resting in the Sharjah classic car museum:
Other than classic vintage car models, there is a display of the first fuel stations and a display of the first cycles invented. While the cars are show stoppers in the museum, you can also look at old retro car advertisement displays and more. Also, before leaving, stop by the souvenir shop near the information desk at the entrance where you can pick up a little souvenir of any of the Sharjah classic cars for you or someone special who loves cars.
Tickets vary from AED 10 for adults over the age of 13, AED 5 for children ages 2 to 12, and children under two, and senior citizens 60 years old and above can enter for free in the museum. They follow strict hygiene rules and keep up with all the Covid precaution protocols to make your experience with your friends and family as less worrisome as possible. The Museum is budget-friendly and super informative for the kids, and a treat for all car lovers.
The Museum is open on all days except on Mondays, from 8 am to 8 pm other than Fridays from 4 pm to 8 pm providing free parking for all its visitors. For any additional queries, feel free to contact the management on +971-6-558-0223.