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Offroad History Museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Jeep outside the museum (photo from Trip Advisor)

Mohamed Busamnoh, eWillys’ United Arab Emirates correspondent, reported on his recent visit to the newly opened Offroad History Museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Thanks for sharing! (check out another museum owned by the same sheikh with a giant flat fender).

“I passed by to the newly opened Offroad History Museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, to check it out and it’s pretty impressive. It is owned by one of they royal family members who goes by the nickname “Rainbow Sheikh”. It is divided into 3 main sections:

  1. A modified cars section where all his imagination goes and he builds the craziest cars.
  2. Second is civilian production models,
  3. And, the third is a military section.

He has more than 350 cars on display only in this museum. He also owns several museums around the world. From above, the main entrance is built as the letter H for his name, Hamad. He had what I believe is the only FC in the country besides mine or at least from what I have seen around. He also has all kinds of everything 4×4. All kinds of jeeps.







A few additional pics from Trip Advisor:
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Mohamed has a couple nice looking jeeps himself!


15 Comments on “Offroad History Museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  1. Mark

    I love the Jeep in the Box. Takes me back to my youth and the adds in the back of the comics advertising buy a lot of surplus jeeps for $400.00. But as a youth the price might have been a million dollars. Tanks Dave the collection looks great!

  2. Mike

    Wow, I’d like to know the story behind that huge CJ5, looks so detailed. At least, the Sheikh puts his wealth to good use, I have to admire a guy like this, thanks for sharing this post.

  3. Barney Goodwin

    Pretty cool! MK III Tux with 73 hubcaps next to the FC. Thoughtful use of flower pot trays.

  4. Prasantha in Seattle

    One of my favorite posts. What an awesome Jeep collection. I never had anything on my list of things to do while in UAE, but I do now.

  5. David Eilers Post author


    If you do visit there, please let me know how you like it!

    – Dave

  6. keith Buckley

    Well, besides the alternator, if you take into account the carb and the wheels, it appears to be a Hotchkiss.

  7. Joe B

    I think the various components of a Jeep laid out in front of the Infamous “Jeep in a Crate” are the components of one of those deals where a team of (usually) soldiers will drive into a demonstration area, hop out, disassemble the Jeep into parts, then put it back together lickety-split and drive off in it.

  8. Mohamed Busamnoh

    I hope you guys like it. I will take some walkthrough videos the next time I go. Pictures done show enough at all.

    Good job editing my bad pictures Dave! Haha

  9. David Eilers Post author

    Now worries Mohamed, I have had plenty of experience editing some really bad photos that I’ve taken! 🙂

  10. Mike

    Joe B. those Jeep in a crate ads from the 1950’s are well remembered. As a kid in that era. those surplus Jeeps damaged by air lift, (drop) always got my attention. Living in NJ, never got the opportunity to check it out. Still back in NJ during the 1990’s, I was at Borough AMC Jeep parts dept. when the parts manager received a phone call, asking if he was interested in purchasing a shipment of WW2 Jeeps in a crate. Truly amazing that scam was still active. Needless to say, Randy the parts manager had a good laugh.

  11. Barney Goodwin

    The comic book jeep in crate ads: If you sent in your $2 for the info, they would send you back the address of the Govt PDO (now DRMO) though they hadn’t had those Jeeps in years.

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