Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, opened the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Monday, where the Dubai Police launched its range of luxury sports police patrol vehicles, including the Dh11-million Aston Martin One-77.
Cars from Aston Martin, Bentley and Mercedes have joined the fleet, in addition to the two models of Ferrari which have been launched previously and entered service with police requiring training from professional drivers on how to handle the vehicles.
In a Press conference held after the launch of the luxury cars, Dubai Police Deputy Commander-in-Chief Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina revealed that within the coming days, the Dubai Police would launch another two luxury cars to join the fleet, including a Bugatti, renowned for its exclusivity and beauty and owned by German car manufacturer Volkswagen.
Al Mazeina said all security patrols belonged to the Dubai government and the cars were allocated to the Dubai Police to patrol tourist and heritage areas. Cars would be stationed near the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai mall, Jumeirah Beach Residence, the Burj Al Arab and in Jumeirah as well as other places frequented by tourists.
Since the launch of the Lamborghini and Ferrari FF cars, international car companies were preparing for the launch of the latest product to join Dubai Police fleet.
“We are really intending to buy a large number of luxury cars to join the fleet of our specialised police patrols,” Al Mazeina said.
Cars would be driven by male and female police officials, trained by professionals, he said. The introduction of cars was to “keep pace” with the advancing civilisation witnessed in the UAE and in particular in Dubai. Dubai was hopeful it would be named the host of Expo 2020, “so one of our top priorities is to introduce things that are in line with the UAE and Dubai’s reputation.” He said that the luxury police patrols are equipped with advanced devices, computers, cameras and specialised number plates and the cars would be under the supervision of the Security Tourist Department of the Dubai police. Director of Media at the Dubai Police Batti Al Falasi said there was a long-term strategic plan to introduce police cars equipped with advanced devices such as cameras which detect thieves, lie-detecting devices.
credits to: Amira Agarib of Khaleej Times