Dubai is a city known for excess. It is home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, as well as countless other luxury attractions.
The city is full of Arab royalty, foreign oil executives, and plenty of other people with lots of money to blow, so it’s no surprise that luxury cars are a dime a dozen on the streets.
Dubai’s police force is no exception. Check out the video below to take a look inside the Dubai Police Department’s fleet of supercars:
I had heard about Dubai PD’s super-fleet before, but didn’t realize until watching this video that the cars are essentially just for show. Don’t get me wrong, I like supercars as much as anyone, but this is a pretty egregious waste of public funds in my opinion.
I’ve never believed in spending lavishly just because you can, especially when more than a million migrant workers in Dubai are living in serious poverty, the very same workers who provided the labor that turned Dubai from a desert town into arguably the most modern city in the world in just over 20 years.
The supercars are very rarely used on patrols. Dubai PD’s typical patrol vehicle is the comparatively modest BMW 5-Series.
But whether you’re driving a 5-Series Beemer or a $1.9 million Aston Martin, your car will be the least of your worries when you pull over a guy who has a cheetah riding shotgun…