British tourist in Dubai rents a £270k Lamborghini and gets caught speeding 33 times in four hours, hitting 150mph as he racked up a £35,000 fine
- Tourist sped through streets of Dubai and was caught 33 times by cameras
- Some of the fines came just seconds apart as the driver raced at 2.30am
- The rental company is now holding the tourist’s passport to stop him fleeing
- The tourist could face jail because failing to pay debts is criminal in Dubai
A British tourist racked up a £35,000 fine after driving at 150mph through Dubai in a rented £270k Lamborghini.
Cameras caught the 25-year-old breaking the speed limit 33 times between 2.30am and 6am just hours after renting the car.
Some of the fines came just seconds apart as the driver raced through the city centre.
A British tourist racked up a £35,000 fine after driving at 150mph through Dubai in a rented £270k Lamborghini (pictured)
The tourist sped his rented Lamborghini Huracán on Sheikh Zayed Road (pictured)
The owner of the rental company is now holding the tourist’s passport to stop him fleeing the country.
Because the business is the registered owner of the car, it is liable to pay the fines if the tourist refuses.
Saeed Ali Rent a Car owner Faris Mohammed Iqbal, 26, said the tourist had rented the car on July 30, paid two-day fees of £1,200, leaving his passport as guarantee.
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Mr Iqbal said: ‘We obtained copies of all the violations and immediately submitted a request for a travel ban on the tourist, to which we paid £240 in fees, but the request was rejected.’
The owner said he was in no hurry to get the car back from the tourist because then he would have to surrender it to police and pay impound fees.
The tourist could face jail because failing to pay debts is criminal in Dubai.
The Brit has given his address as the plush Five hotel (pictured), in Palm Jumeirah, which hosts celebrities
The Brit has given his address as the plush Five hotel, in Palm Jumeirah, which hosts celebrities.
Law officials in the ultra-glamorous city recently began a crackdown on speeding motorists to improve road safety.
A Lamborghini Huracan can hit speeds of up to 200mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.
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