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Don't bother trying to outrun the coppers in Dubai

#10
The gollies, always a step behind.

Porsche 356 in NRW, Germany 1959:



Lotus Esprit, UK, 1980's. This was a promo job, I recall they did one for RMP too.



Austria, trial vehicle:



Holland, back in the 80's. I got buzzed by one of these on my way to Calais one time:



Australia, nowadays:



South Korea:




There was a promo Lambo made up for the Met in London.

Back in the 80's Thames valley Plod used to a have a Porsche 968 Club Sport out on the M3 and M4.
 
#12
Theres a Ferrari and a Lambo too! But is that the States?
If you mean the last piccy that is south Korea.

Other than that; the boxhead Polizei in Bavaria used to have a couple of Ferrari 328's, might have been 308's, but I'm pretty sure they were 328's.

In septic land they have a peculiar arrangement for big drug busts whereby the police department making the bust get a percentage of the money seized and get some sort of dibs on the seized assets and property of the dealer too. Miami Police Dept has a history of hanging onto drug dealers Porsche, Ferrari & Lambos, tarting them up as plod cars and then using them for a while before auctioning them off. Its supposed to show the junior wannabee dealers that there is really no future in drugs.
 
#13
Talk about spooky! I post a random picture of something that may have been of interest yesterday morning, then last night having dinner with my brother he announces that he has been posted for six months in....yes, that's right, Dubai!
 
#14
Dubai is just enjoying itself whilst it can. Once the liquid gold runs out they better embrace cheap tourism as that will be the only thing stopping it crumbling back in to a desert.
Dubai hasn't got any oil and never has had any in any significant quantity - however don't let the truth get in the way of a rant!
 
#15
Dubai hasn't got any oil and never has had any in any significant quantity - however don't let the truth get in the way of a rant!
The Dubians must be massaging the truth too then. Mrs Effendi was asked by her employer if she wanted an expat posting there a few years ago. I read through all the paperwork and promo literature that came through to try and convince us to move there. I distinctly remember that one of the claims was that Dubai had 400 years worth of oil at current rates of production.............I thought it was a tad dubious, but I don't suppose we will ever know the accurate figures.

No we did'nt go. Living on a big beach with some arabs and the only amusment being getting shitfaced did not appeal.
 
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#16
My brother-in-law has lived in Dubai for a number of years, and thoroughly enjoys the lifestyle, but he's from Penzance.
 
#19
Like the rest of Dubai. Expensive for being expensives sake.

Dubai is just enjoying itself whilst it can. Once the liquid gold runs out they better embrace cheap tourism as that will be the only thing stopping it crumbling back in to a desert.


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Lets hope it sooner then later.

I see they are trying to make it a tourist destination, but I just can't see people flocking there when it does run out.
Although some say it is no longer dependant on oil, but what else is there to keep the money flowing apart from the Airport?
 
#20
Dubai hasn't got any oil and never has had any in any significant quantity - however don't let the truth get in the way of a rant!
Dubai hasn't got much oil, but they're part of the UAE who have lots of it. They get regular cash injections from the other emirates.

They also get a lot of investment based on their proximity to the other gulf states, and they do a fair bit of smuggling into Iran. Foreign companies have their gulf area offices there because it's a more congenial atmosphere for their western staff who dedicate themselves to getting their hands on the money that is currently floating about the region. Most of the money that is there though comes either directly or indirectly from oil and gas.

In the long run, the oil and gas will run out and Dubai will sink back into obscurity unless the region finds some other source of wealth. It's worth remembering that a number of countries in east and southeast Asia pulled themselves up out of nothing through hard work, education, and good government. Those qualities seem to be in rather scarce supply in the regions around the gulf though.

What happens when oil revenue in that part of the world starts to consistently fall short of expenditure is going to be very fascinating to watch - from a distance of course.
 

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