Supercar scrapyard! Ferraris and Lamborghinis lie in dusty Dubai

The supercar scrapyard! Ferraris, Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis lie covered in desert dust in Dubai after their owners defaulted on loans and had to flee the country

  • Supercars and classic luxury sedans lie covered in grime at the scrapyard in Sharjah, close to central Dubai
  • Many of the former owners are thought to be expats who left the country after defaulting on loan payments
  • Although some are in terrible condition, they are still on the market for their parts at knock-down prices 

Supercars and luxurious classic motors are covered in desert dust in one of the world’s most expensive car graveyards in the Gulf.

Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Range Rover and Lamborghini are among the brands on display at the Sharjah yard not far from Dubai city centre.

The heat and grime of the desert have taken their toll on the expensive vehicles but they are still sought after for their parts.

Most of their owners are believed to be expats who fled the UAE years ago after they defaulted on loans and left the cars behind.  

A bright yellow Ferrari is covered with assorted pieces of plastic waste and has a date written on its front windscreen at the yard full of abandoned vehicles in Sharjah in the UAE

A blue Lamborghini has been covered in desert dust lying exposed to the elements at the car yard in the city on the outskirts of Dubai

A white range rover has turned a cream colour due to the dirt which has covered it since it has been left to rot at the yard

A Rolls Royce has pieces of junk lying across its bonnet – most of the owners are believed to be expat loan defaulters, who abandoned them before leaving the country

While many cars are in dilapidated condition, some are still well-preserved enough to provide parts at knock down prices to savvy buyers.

After the financial crash in 2012, many British citizens fled Dubai finding their incomes could no longer keep up with their lavish lifestyles.

Harsh penalties for unpaid debts under Sharia law meant some of the expats left in such haste they simply abandoned their sportscars at the airport. 

Mohsin Latif, a 25-year-old Youtuber who took these jaw-dropping videos, believes the scrapyard is the biggest in the UAE.

Mohsin said: ‘Supercars, luxury cars, vintage cars, classic cars, you can find all of them here.

‘I don’t have any idea how old they are but these are some of the most expensive cars.

A BMW logo is barely recognisable on this dust covered bonnet – the yard is one of the largest in the area and people travel their to buy parts

A rotten interior of one of the cars – there is a massive age range, as well as a huge variety of vehicles ready to be broken down for parts buyers

A red Volkswagen Beetle is one of a number of the German motors at the car yard which services clients from across the Gulf

The plush interior of an Audi – dust from the desert winds has managed to permeate and cover its leather upholstery and wooden furnishings

‘Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, Range Rover, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Mustang, any car you want, you’ll get it in this scrapyard.

‘I believe this is the biggest scrapyard market in UAE because I haven’t seen any other market bigger than this one.

‘People come here from different countries to buy car spare parts at half prices.’

The filthy leather interior of a Volkswagen Beetle – despite the age and condition of many of the cars they are still more than serviceable for use for repairs

A dusty bottle green Volkswagen Beetle at the yard in the Gulf – Mohsin Latif, who took these jaw-dropping images, believes the scrapyard is the biggest in UAE

The leather upholstery of this classic car has badly deteriorated under the dusty layer of grime which has spread throughout the vehicle

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