Dubai: Supercar Mecca of the Middle East

Photo Credit: Pexels

Dubai is absolutely one of the best places to go if you want to see the world’s high-end, ultra-exotic supercars. The ever-expanding oasis in the middle of the United Arab Emirates is car loving city.

Dubai is racing to the top of a list which also includes London, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Monaco. These are some of the world’s most luxurious cities so it should come as no surprise that they are also home to more super luxury vehicles than anywhere else on earth.

If you love Porsches, Bugattis, Aston Martins, and Ferraris, Dubai is the Middle East Supercar Mecca that you need to check out. Whether you go to the Dubai International Airport – which is known as one of the world’s largest graveyards of abandoned high end vehicles – or check out the rides the local police are using, you will be impressed.

Dubai was made for Automobile Fanatics

Fast becoming ubiquitously connected with all things luxurious, extravagant, and high end, Dubai is a true gearhead paradise. It’s the kind of city where Rolls Royces and Bentleys are normal everyday sights.

Dubai is the kind of town where the roar of Italian luxury automobiles like Lamborghinis, Paganis, and Pininfarinas on Sheikh Zayed Road are a typical sound and something to be expected.

Today, also known as the home of the world’s tallest building, indoor ski slopes, and gigantic aquariums, this is a place with plenty to see and do. For many of the United Arab Emirates most wealthy citizens and visitors alike, it is a place to show one’s wealth.

If you are curious why exactly Dubai is becoming known as the Middle East Supercar Mecca, the answer is simple: the United Arab Emirates is a very supportive and welcoming host.

Locals enjoy extremely high salaries and do not need to pay income taxes. The roads are extremely well-lit, maintained at optimal conditions, and you will not find a single pothole in all of Dubai.

Luxury cars are seen as a status symbol and are the perfect way for an upwardly mobile culture to show off the high-horsepower toys that have become so beloved in the UAE.

Dubai’s Police Supercars are Outrageous

If you visit, just be sure to follow all the local laws, and whatever you do, don’t even think about trying to outrun the Dubai Police. Known for being massive automobile fanatics, the Dubai Police are constantly looking for new high-end rides so they can keep up with the citizens and visitors that frequent the city.

Photo Credit: The National

To date, the Dubai Police are confirmed to own the following vehicles:

  • Aston Martin One-77

  • Audi R8

  • Bentley Continental GT

  • Bentley Bentayga

  • BMW i8

  • BMW M6 Gran Coupé

  • Bugatti Veyron

  • Chevrolet Camaro SS

  • Chevrolet Corvette

  • Dodge Viper

  • Ferrari FF

  • Ferrari LaFerrari

  • Ford Mustang GT by Roush Racing

  • Hummer H3

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4

  • Lexus GS

  • Lexus RC F

  • McLaren 650S

  • McLaren MP4-12C

  • Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG by Brabus

  • Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

  • Nissan GT-R

  • Porsche 918

  • Porsche Panamera Turbo S

  • Lykan HyperSport

  • Pagani Huayra

Photo Credit: The National

That’s quite the collection, and the coolest part is nearly all of these vehicles are tricked out in white and green paint jobs, complete with the normal markings you would see on a patrol car anywhere else in the world. In Dubai, the police have the need for speed and if you even think about out running them, you better be prepared to have a bad time.

Dubai: Supercar Paradise in the Middle East

Apparently, even if you search for an Uber in Dubai, you are as likely to find Mercedes-Benz’, Lexus’, and BMWs as you are to see Mclarens, Nobles, or Gumperts. You see, in Dubai, even ride-sharing service drivers like to rock the 2019’s craziest and most over the top supercars.

If you visit, you really have to check out the Dubai International Airport. Known as the world’s busiest airport in regards to international travelers, it sees quite a bit of action. So much in fact, that it really is turning into a kind of graveyard for ultra luxury supercars.

Every year, between 2,000 and 3,000 cars are abandoned each year at the Dubai International Airport. According to the Gulf News, under Sharia Law, failure to pay debt is an extremely serious criminal offense. The UAE is known for being so tough on crime – anyone living there found to have excessive unpaid debts, such as car loans or credit cards – runs the risk of going to jail.

To avoid this fate, many simply leave their ultra high end cars at Dubai International Airport to collect dust. It might be hard to believe but, multiple ultra-rare Ferrari Enzos and Pagani Zondas have just been left at the Dubai airport.

Dubai is definitely one of the world’s most over the top supercar paradises. If you visit make sure you enjoy the sights and the sounds of the world’s craziest, ultra-exotic supercars.

Whatever you do though, make sure you don’t become one of those people who abandons your high end ride at the Dubai Airport.

Sources: Car Keys, The National