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Classic Cars and Bicycles event

Sunday 22 December 2019

The Department of Antiquities and Museums in Ras Al-Khaimah organized the Classic Cars and Bicycles event in cooperation with Mr. Ibrahim Abdullah bin Shukr, a volunteer in the Emirates Motor and Bicycles Organization, where the event, which lasted for three consecutive days, included more than 40 cars of different categories dating back to the period between 1937 to 1989, where it was Among the exhibits is the car of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, which was given to him by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the car of Her Highness’s Shaikha Hanaa Bint Jumaa Al Majed, the wife of Ras Al Khaimah ruler which dates back to the period from 1977 to 1981

His Excellency Ahmed Obaid Al Tunaiji, General Manager of the Department said that activating this type of meetings on an annual basis is encouraged by different audiences and different age groups as it included large participate by citizens and classic car owners, among the participates it the participation of Mr. Abdullah Ali bin Saifan With his 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom, which belonged to the British royal family, and was gifted to the Dutch royal family where it was displayed in the Dutch Museum for 30 years and won several European awards, 517 copies of this vehicle were made over three decades to kings, rulers and country leaders.

Al-Tunaiji said, The forum was not limited to displaying classic cars only, but a side was dedicated to display the old and rare car numbers, including a number dating back to the fifties of the last century, in addition to auto accessories and old car phones for its owner, Tariq Ahmed Al Sharhan.

Amal Ibrahim Al Nuaimi, Manager of the Institutional Communications Office in the department added that the aim of organizing this type of meeting is to attract the youth to visit the National Museum and educate them about the history of the emirate, where information and pictures of artifacts were displayed alongside cars and classic bikes.