Over in the Middle East, there’s really no limit to what people can do and what they can come up with. That, of course, comes with the territory of being a country that’s rich beyond imagination.

You only need to look at the fancy digs the local authorities ride in, which includes a police-spec Nissan GT-R, a Chevy Camaro, and a customized chopper to name a few. And while those are pretty sick rides even for police standards, they all pale in comparison to the newest vanguard of road safety to hit the streets of Abu Dhabi: the F999.

For all intents and purposes, the F999 is a formula race car that the Abu Dhabi police is turning into, quite possibly, the fastest police vehicle in the world. It’s more than just a novelty, too. It’s got the standard emergency lights attached to the car’s rear wing and the entire police livery ensemble.

Ok, we’re probably getting too far ahead of ourselves. The F999 is in fact part of a public awareness campaign that is being done in Abu Dhabi in line with the county’s historic first-time hosting of a Formula One race last month. In the end, the whole purpose of the event was to get people to be more aware of road safety, lest they be chased down by the F999.

Press release after the jump.

PRESS RELEASE:

Abu Dhabi Police "F999" car showcased in Corniche amid jubilation

ADP GHQ showcased its exciting sports car "F999" for public view amid jubilation of the crowds. The event organized under the theme, Abu Dhabi Police keeps pace with F1 Race which will kick off on Friday at Yass Island in Abu Dhabi.

The celebration was organized by the Secretariat General of the Office of HH the Deputy prime Minister and Minister of Interior, represented by the Department of Technical Affairs and security media.

During the festival Lt. Colonel Mubarak bin Muheiroom, Director of Community Policing Department honored exemplary drivers for their safe driving and their adherence to traffic rules. Lt.Majed Abdul Kareem Al Marzouqi drove the F999 for the public view to show them the modalities of formula 1 race followed by the falcon bike to a spectacular show which gave the public great excitement.

History on show

The festival presented a spectacular show of the Abu Dhabi Police development through history. The show included the dress and means of transport during those eras.
"The unique Falcon" bike

Abu Dhabi Police also showcased its motor bike "The falcon" which was designed by Orange County Choppers to include a mixture of UAE heritage and modern international styles. Major Fayssal Al Shamari, Chairman of F1 media Committee stated that the aim of ADP participation in this event was to communicate with the youth, especially motor bikers and speed car lovers.

Community Policing Motor bike

A tent was set up at the festival to showcase electrically-operated motor bikes in use by the Community Policing Personnel. They were intended to enhance direct communication with the community members.

Abu Dhabi Police Music band

Abu Dhabi Police Music Band entertained the audience with charming pieces of music. According to Captain Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Ismaeel Al Hosani, Head of Music band Section at Abu Dhabi Police confirmed that their participation was to communicate with community in all its occasions and events. The Music band is used to participate in any police events and reception of UAE VIP visitors.

Children Talk

A number of children Ameera Ahmed Kayed, 13 expressed her admiration for the exciting car: F999". Riham Sharaf Al Deen was attracted by laser show. Rima and Noor Sameer were attracted by the shape of the car "F999". Mohammad Al Tameemi, 7 (UAE national) said Abu Dhabi Police was fantastic. He was attracted by the beauty of the whole show, especially the car "F999".

Persons with special need

Hajir Qasim Hijazi, 16 and her mother, from Lebanon, said the "F999" was the most beautiful racing car I had ever seen. According to her she was informed about the festival by their Center and that it was necessary to participate in the festival.

Student Mohammad Saeed Al Tai, 16, UAE national said: "Because I am very keen to attend, I am still wearing the Institute Uniform, so as not to miss any glimpse of the festival".

Source: Abu Dhabi Police

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4 comments:

  (534) posted on 03.23.2010

That was a great performance by the Abu Dhabi police department, well of course what would you expect for a rich country like UAE? buying a high-end car for police is just an easy item for them.

  (780) posted on 02.4.2010

Well, it’s a rich country anyways, or should I say a country rich in debts now. Now seriously, how in the world can that small car catch a fugitive running wildly in the road? One bump to it and it will go crashing up the air. It’s just another poor stunt to make an impression I
think.

  (555) posted on 01.17.2010

An F1 car? Really? what in the world they suppose to use that kind of car to chase a criminal. I think it’s insanity to use that kind of car as a police car. I really can take the Lambo as a police car but for this car, no way.

  (1333) posted on 12.8.2009

A luxurious car for a social job? Abu Dhabi police are just so lucky. But the the negative side of this is, police might not be able to sack criminals or trail behind when chasing traffic violators because of slowing down, being so much watchful of their vehicles.

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