Did you know Dubai’s average car turnaround is about five years, which is less than half compared to the US average of 11.5 years according to Carmudi, an online vehicle marketplace. With the country having a thriving car culture, it’s no surprise that residents like to change their vehicles often. If you’re a car enthusiast, Dubai is a paradise for you. Below, check out a few things the city has to offer car lovers:
Get up-close and personal
Dubai Motor Show is an event held in Dubai World Trade Centre and includes astonishing super cars (600+ cars), motorbikes and automobile manufacturers who participate to launch of their latest models. Not only this, it also exhibits latest car technology and design. During the event, visitors can also sit in their favorite cars and get their snap taken. Keep an eye out for the next event taking place from 14 to 18 November, 2017.
Old is gold
If you are into vintage cars then Emirates Classic Car Festival is the place to be. This event is annually held on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, in Downtown, Dubai. Several car enthusiasts participate in the event to exhibit over 350 classic cars, bikes and trucks with some of them being over 100 years old.
Keeping the history alive
If you are interested in the heritage of UAE’s automobiles take a short trip to Sharjah’s Classic car museum exhibiting cars and bikes dated back to the 20th century. Also, learn about the evolution of the auto manufacturing.
Another great museum with historic and off-road vehicles and some of the most bizarre cars on the planet is the Emirates National Auto Museum located 45 kms south of Abu Dhabi. It houses over 200 cars which are collected by HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. The museum also has the world’s biggest truck once featured on Top Gear.
Take your dream car for a spin
Do you fancy driving a McLaren on a racing track? Visit Dubai Autodrome to ride some of the fastest super cars such as McLaren, Audi R8, Audi TT and Lotus. Also enjoy kart racing and other activities with your team at the Autodrome.
At Ferrari World you can experience what it feels to be a Ferrari driver. It is one of the largest indoor theme parks in UAE located at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The Park includes 29 attractions best suited for children and adults including the world’s fastest roller coaster- Formula Rossa which reached 240 km per hour in 4.9 seconds. Along with these attractions there’s also premium Ferraris on display, different engine types and you can learn about the history of Ferrari.