Dubai cops add more supercars to fleet

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Dubai Police's new Aston Martin.

Dubai Police's new Aston Martin.

Dubai Police have unveiled three more supercar models as part of its new look car fleet.

Following recent unveilings of a Ferrari FF and a Lamborghini, the force has shown off new cars from luxury UK auto maker Aston Martin, Bentley and Mercedes.

The Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes SLS have been launched at the Arabian Travel Market.

Last month, Dubai’s police chief said that a number of Ferraris to be introduced to the force will be driven by female officers.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan tweeted that he expected to see Dubai Police’s female recruits getting behind the wheels of the Ferrari FF supercar, which costs about $500,000 and has a top speed of 335 kmph.

Earlier, Dubai Police also revealed its new AED2m ($500,000) Lamborghini which can reach speeds of up to 350 kmph.

Dubai Police’s fleet also includes the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Kia Mohave.

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Posted by: K.A

Great marketing by the young and innovative Dubai. The value of the social media coverage dramtically exceeds the budget spent on these cars .

I find it appalling that everytime Dubai does anything positive, and energetic, that people mention "creditors".

Those "creditors", used to call themselves as Dubai government "partners" when the times where good..

those creditors are happy, still making money, and trust me, the chances of them recouping their investments from Dubai are alot higher than them regaining their investments from other governments in Europe or NorthAmerica !

Dubai has demonstrated its resilliance, will to recover, ambition to do well, and ofcourse, is still a trusted market to many international investors, including the so called creditors!

These are beautiful to see police cars !

Posted by: K.A

@ one of the joes!

07 - 08 road deaths in dubai dropped by 54 %
09- 2010 drops by 10%
2011-2012 drops by 11%
This is a result of a long term public awareness program, and a number of road safety measures, where dubai guns for zero deaths on the roads by 2020 (ambitious i believe, but why not!)

As for social media coverage, a simple search on youtube on dubai police cars , there were millions of views, by both individuals' uploads taken by peoples phones and by official channel uploads such as CNN and AFP etc...let alone facebook, twitter, linked in news channels, etc..
I do hope that people don't come here to see the cars, but it gave a reason for the Dubai brand to be exchanged and mentioned by people millions and millions of times...thats not bad.
On another note, i don't think the force actually fully paid for these cars , so, why not!
Wishing everyone safety on the roads! K

Posted by: one of the joes

@K.A., Please quantify the value of social media coverage.

And do you really think people come to Dubai to see a Lambo etc as a police car?

So far we only hear that driving became more dangerous on Dubai roads as other drivers get distracted and even try to take photos of the police cars while driving.

Posted by: Ronald

Dubai's myriad creditors must cringe when they see infantile stunts like this. Instead of trying to grow up and convince the world it is a safe place to invest we see boy and girl racers making a mockery of crime control.

Posted by: Omar

This is totally childish and a waste of money. I am not against the police having fast patrol cars, but a small 2 seater super sports vehicle has zero utility for its task as a patrol car, as opposed to a customised saloon (e.g. BMW M5).

I wonder how many accidents occur as a result of speeding police patrol cars? How is the training of the officers (male or female) to drive such cars safely in a chase? In the UK, I understand that, only 1 in 2000 applicants meet the requirements to be trained as patrol car drivers and then only 10% of those pass the training.

Posted by: Adel

these are only show cars as stated officaliy that it wont be used on th roads . the main goal behinde this is to attract people to police stands.

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