Tourist driving Lamborghini in Dubai racks ups Dhs170,000 fine in three hours

  • Tourist driving Lamborghini in Dubai racks ups Dhs170,000 fine in three hours

Tourist driving Lamborghini in Dubai racks ups Dhs170,000 fine in three hours

Cameras caught the 25-year-old breaking the speed limit 33 times between 2.30am and 6am just hours after renting the auto.

As a result, the auto dealership from where the supercar was rented, started getting messages of the speeding fines, starting from 2:30 a.m. until 6:26 a.m. on July 31.

A British tourist is set to return from a holiday in the United Arab Emirates with more than just an impressive tan after clocking up Dh175,000 (about AU$64,000) in speeding fines in a matter of hours in Dubai.

The man was caught 32 times on the Sheikh Zayed Road, south-west of Dubai's CBD, and once on Garn Al Sabkha Road - two of the busiest arteries in and around Dubai - while reportedly triggering every single radar now installed on the road.

The total cost of the fines came to 175,000 dirhams (£36,000; $47,600).

"It's been here for nearly a week and people have been asking about it", a valet at the luxury Five hotel on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah island said on Tuesday.

Saeed Ali Rent a auto said the tourist still has the supercar and they are refusing to take it back as they don't want to be on the hook for the fines. We shouldn't do so for sure.

Mohammed Ibrahim, the owner of the vehicle rental company from which the Lamborghini was rented, said there are no clear procedures in place to protect a business owner in such extreme circumstances.

Meanwhile, the Lamborghini is gathering sand and dust parked outside the front of the hotel, little more than a piece of expensive street furniture.

"We can't pay this amount should the vehicle be taken into the pound", Iqbal told the newspaper. I won't be trying to take it back, because once I do, I know I have to surrender it to police.

So technically, the tourist is free to leave the country and fees behind, however there is just one problem.

"I was fearing that he may go to his embassy claiming that he lost his passport in order to get a new one then leave the country", Mr. Iqbal told The National.

The dealership believe the driver is at fault and needs to pay the impound fines, according to the report.

"I can't keep his passport with me for long".