Dubai tourist now famous for racking AED 170,000 in fines yet to return rented Lamborghini
The owners of a supercar rental company are still worried if the British national who sped their rented Lamborghini and accumulated fines of AED 170,000 in a matter of just 4 hours will flee the country or not. The traffic fines are huge to pay up for these owners and also possess as a loss to their business.
The British tourist, a 26-year-old driver rented a yellow AED 1.3-million Lamborghini Huracan from the car rental shop and then drove on Shaikh Zayed Road at speeds as high as 231km/h, racking up AED170,000, the equivalent of UAD 46,000 in speeding fines in a span of just under four hours.
There has been no comment so far from the British national as of last Tuesday.
The tourist had tripped 33 radars between 2.31am and 6.26am on July 31 incurring 33 fines as the end result.
“The tourist came and paid Dh6,000 for two days’ hire and left his passport as a guarantee. He still has the Lamborghini Huracan and hasn’t called us. We have tried to contact him but he hasn’t answered yet. I even informed the British Embassy about the incident,” Iqbal, a co-owner of the supercar rental company said.
“The disagreement over payment continues. Police can impound the car if we cannot pay the amount of fines. I will not try to take the car back because then who pays the money for the impoundment? Police will impound the car if the fines aren’t paid. It is his fault and he should pay,” he added.
He said that, “most of the speed radars on Shaikh Zayed Road caught him as he drove between 158km/h and 231km/h in some areas without stopping.”
He is now afraid that the tourist might leave the country thereby leaving him in the lurch.