Why You Can’t Outrun the Dubai Police


Everyone knows the feeling of driving down the highway, 6 or 7 mph over the speed limit, glancing up at the rear view mirror and seeing a Ford Crown Victoria or a Dodge Charger cop car a couple of car lengths behind. Now imagine the very same scenario but instead looking back at the cop driving a sleek, intimidating, wild, Lamborghini Aventador or Aston Martin One-77. If this does not make you grab the steering wheel at 10 and 2 and set the cruise at exactly the speed limit, I don’t know what will. This feeling is often felt driving through Dubai.

The city of Dubai sprouted overnight as a playground of rich millionaires in the Middle East. Similar to other wealthy big cities throughout the world, these millionaires live in elegant penthouses and roll through town in luxurious cars. Much like LA or Paris, it is not uncommon to see Bentley’s, Mercedes, Lamborghini’s or even Aston Martin’s. Unlike other major cities throughout the world, Dubai has one of the most lavish fleets of police cars in the world.

The fleet features

-Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: $200,000

sls-amg -Lamborghini Aventador: $450,000

A Lamborghini Aventador, a model used by Dubai police, is seen on patrol in Dubai

-Bentley Continental GT: $200,000

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 -Ferrari FF: $550,000

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-Chevrolet Camaro SS:

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-Bugatti Veyron: $1.6 Million

1780139_593998480677691_1984947190_o-640x426 -Aston Martin One-77: $1.7 Million

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So why does Dubai put such a luxurious, expensive fleet of police cars on the street?

The main reason that Dubai does this is for the tourists. Being such a young city, Dubai is trying to pull tourists away from Daytona Beach, Paris, and other normal tourists spots around the world. Often these cars are on display around the city at malls and other touristy areas.

A crazy element of this fleet is that the majority of these cars are driven by women. That’s right, in the region where it is unheard of for women to patrol as policewomen, Dubai has women driving around $550,000 Ferrari’s. This element is also for the tourist’s eye. Dubai wants people to come and make conversation with the police that are in these cars and they believe that putting women in the cars makes them more approachable.

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References

http://www.businessinsider.com/ridiculous-supercars-of-the-dubai-police-2013-5?op=1

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/leisure/cops-in-the-fast-lane-female-officers-patrol-in-super-cars-in-dubai-1.1181118

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/dubai-police-supercars-explained-the-full-story-59696.html#

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2 thoughts on “Why You Can’t Outrun the Dubai Police

  1. This is shocking to me, you would think with all the money they have spent on the cars they could have literally used it in any other way and it would not have been as ridiculous. That is just an absurd amount of money to spend on a police car that are not even being used by police officers but that are on display for the tourists. I feel like if you can afford to go to Dubai seeing a Mercedes-Benz wouldn’t even be that cool to you.

  2. That is pretty ridiculous, and a gross example of excessive spending, but the dude in me can’t help but feeling that this is pretty cool, haha! How intimidating would that be? I would love to see the crime / flee rates from Dubai before and after these were implemented. I can’t imagine any criminals trying to escape an Aston Martin!

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