Nostalgia Classic Cars is both a classic car showroom and a memorable venue for brands to host their events, providing a unique experience for visitors. The business was founded in 2016 by Mazin Al Khatib, an ex-banker who took his passion, coupled it with well-tuned business acumen, and now runs the complete operations of the firm. The showroom is a first of its kind in the UAE, focusing on selling a reasonably priced selection of famous models to those entering the hobby of collecting classic cars. In addition, the showroom brings together classic car enthusiasts from across the country to exchange knowledge and expertise with like-minded people. Being the creative hub in the region for new ideas, and pioneering in arts and culture, Nostalgia is strategically located at the Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. The company has a collection of over 100 classic cars priced in the range of $50,000 - $100,000. The premises of Nostalgia Classic Cars, better known as Nostalgia, is divided into two areas. The first area spans over 1,000 square meters and functions as a gallery with a lounge area and library. This area is also used for Nostalgia’s themed exhibitions, and can be converted into any type of venue to provide ample space for brands wishing to host a themed event in Dubai’s arts and culture district. The second section of the site is Nostalgia Warehouse. It is covering 1,000 square meters and serves as a full time showroom to display the company’s complete stock to all kinds of classic car enthusiasts in the region. Next to it is the first of its kind Nostalgia Workshop which is specialized in restoring and maintaining classic cars. Nostalgia is also the only showroom in the region to provide its customers with after-sales services for classic cars. Whether this involves registering the car, further restoration or servicing, Nostalgia promises to be ‘just a call away’.
Mazin Al Khatib, the founder of Nostalgia Classic Cars, has loved classic cars for as long as he can remember. He started collecting rare models in 2004, and with time his hobby turned into a passion. To date, Al Khatib has collected and revamped over 100 cars. As an investment banker, he always perceived classic cars as investment assets rather than liabilities. So, when he decided to end his 25-year banking career, Al Khatib chose to invest in his passion. He spent over 10 years conceptualizing the idea and growing a collection of cars, and now Nostalgia serves as the sole service provider of its kind for all classic car enthusiasts in the region.
To encourage classic car enthusiasts to learn about, feel comfortable with, and invest in the car of their dreams.