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

This Dh1.3 million Lamborghini was used to clock up Dh170,000 of traffic fines in less than four hours. Courtesy Saeed Ali Rent a Car

This Dh1.3 million Lamborghini was used to clock up Dh170,000 of traffic fines in less than four hours. Courtesy Saeed Ali Rent a Car

It is not uncommon to run up some hefty bills while on holiday, but one British tourist will be feeling particularly glum this week.

A British tourist visiting Dubai lived his Dubai dream.for about three hours.

The fines were issued after the tourist triggered every speed camera on the Sheikh Zayed Road and reached a top speed of 240 km/h (150mph), according to state-owned newspaper The National.

Mohammed Ibrahim, the owner of the auto 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.

They say they haven't yet claimed the auto back because they may be liable to pay the fines.

A Lamborghini Huracan can hit speeds of up to 200mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.

The tourist could be free to leave the United Arab Emirates, although his lack of a passport could be a big hurdle.

Ibrahim told local media that the tourist left his passport as the guarantee for the vehicle when he rented the auto and since the company hasn't claimed the auto back, he hasn't received his passport in return.

Naturally, a lack of passport would make leaving the county particularly hard.

The rental company is concerned he could go to an embassy and claim he lost his passport so he can travel home.

"I will have to pay a huge sum if I decide to initiate a case against the tourist", Ibrahim told the Khaleej Times.

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