Rendering interior of the Qatar Auto Museum depicting animated people and cars in motion

Qatar Auto Museum

Introducing a new museum that will bring Qatar’s expanding car community under one roof.

Qatar Auto Museum is a new project that will bring Qatar’s car community under one roof and one mission: to drive culture forward and to inspire the next generation of innovators, designers, engineers, collectors and policymakers through a shared passion for cars.

Designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), led by Pritzker Prize– winning architect Rem Koolhaas, the Qatar Auto Museum will be located along the Lusail Expressway between the 5/6 Park and Katara Cultural Village, in the former exhibition center building that hosted the first Qatar Motor Show in 2011.

The 30,000-square-meter (320,000-square-foot) museum will include permanent galleries and temporary galleries that explore the past, present and future of the automobile and its impact on global life and culture. They will spotlight the car as a proud marker of Qatar’s growth, a common thread between a diverse population, and a unifying vehicle of culture and innovation.

Other facilities will include an Edutainment Center that will house a "Made in Qatar" innovation lab, a Traffic Safety lab, a Mobility and Sustainable Energy lab, a Geekdom Qatar pop culture Center, and areas for children’s activities such as driving simulators and mini car mechanics, children’s driving zones and many more. The museum building will also include a Technology Hub, Classic cars Restoration Centre, Cars Customization and Redesign Centre, and the Museum’s Vault of Cars.

Advisory Board

The concept design of Qatar Auto Museum was developed by Qatar Museums, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and the Advisory Board for the Qatar Auto Museum project that was established in December 2020 by H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, Reach Out to Asia, and Qatar Leadership Center. The Advisory Board for the Qatar Auto Museum project includes the following members:

H.E. Dr Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, President of Qatar Auto Museum; H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee; H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, President of Qatar Racing Club; H.E. Mr Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud, CEO of Qatar Investment Authority; H.E. Mr.  Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism; Mr Omar Hussain Al Fardan, Chairman of  Al Fardan Group; Mr Salem Saeed Al Mohannadi, Chairman of Seashore Group; Sheikh Mohammad bin Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Vice Chairman of Al Faisal Holdings; Sheikh Faleh bin Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani, Managing Director – Automotives, at Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani Holding; Mr Hisham Saleh Al Mana, Chairman of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Company; Mr Mohamed Jassim Al Jaidah, Chairman of Jaidah Automotive; Mr Saud Omar Al Mana, Vice Chairman of Al Mana Motors Company​; Mr Mohammed Mahdi Al Ahbabi, Chairman of IBIN AJAYAN Group; Dr  Khalid Kamal Naji, Dean of the College of Engineering at Qatar University; Dr  Adnan Abu-Dayya, CEO of Qatar Mobility Innovations Centre; Professor César Malavé, Dean of Texas A&M Qatar University

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