What happens in Dubai, stays in Dubai; but not for this guy atleast.

Dubai is known for a lot of things, but for enthusiasts like us, it’s all about exotic cars and excellent roads. However, there are some people who get carried away by this ‘high,’ and end up getting famous for the wrong reasons. Add this British bloke to the list, who racked up roughly $47,000 in fines within four hours while driving a rented Lamborghini Huracan. According to The National, the 25-year-old British tourist was snapped by speeding cameras 33 times in just over four hours!

That’s A Big Sum

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The accused is said to have committed a total of 33 offenses, of which 32 of them came on the busy Sheikh Zayed Road

The accused is said to have committed a total of 33 offenses, of which 32 of them came on the busy Sheikh Zayed Road where he was caught driving between 78 mph (126 km/h) and 142 mph (230 km/h). The other offense occurred on Garn Al Sabkha Road. All the offenses occurred between 2:31 am and 6:26 am on July 31 and were often just minutes apart. The speeding fines were to the tune of $20,900, while an additional $27,000 will be needed to retrieve the car if it’s impounded by police.

Heart Of The Matter

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The tourist paid just over $1600 to rent the car for two days and left his passport as a guarantee.

The tourist rented the Huracan from Saeed Ali Rent a Car. According to a partner at the dealership, Faris Iqbal, the tourist paid just over $1600 to rent the car for two days and left his passport as a guarantee. After committing the offenses, the tourist does not want to pay the fines, and the Huracan is still in his possession. The rental dealership, on the other hand, still has his passport. The dealer requested a travel ban on the tourist, but it was rejected.

Wondering why the dealer won’t take the car back? If he does, he’ll have to surrender it to the cops immediately and pay the fines and impound charges to retrieve the car. “It’s still with the tourist, parked at his hotel. I won’t be trying to take it back, because once I do, I know I have to surrender it to police,” Iqbal said. “Then who pays the money for the impound? We shouldn’t do so for sure. It’s his fault, and he should pay that amount.” he added.

Is This Law a Loophole, or a Blessing In Disguise?

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The dealership now has no option but to continue fighting, which is possible because the UAE and the UK have a treaty on judicial assistance

In UAE, speeding fines are issued in the name of the vehicle owner, which allows tourists to rent the vehicles, misuse the car, and leave the country. The dealership now has no option but to continue fighting, which is possible because the UAE and the UK have a treaty on judicial assistance, so it’s possible that the dealership could file for the ruling to be carried out in the UK. The question now is will the dealership go ahead with fighting overseas, which could prove to be a costly affair? It’s hard to say at this point, but we sure want to know the outcome of the whole situation!

Further reading

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Read our full review on the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan.

Source: The National

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