Tourist driving Lamborghini in Dubai racks ups Dhs170,000 fine in three hours

The tourist, driving a Lamborghini Huracan, reportedly touched speeds of 240km/hr on Sheikh Zayed Road

A British tourist in Dubai racked up Dhs170,000 in traffic fines in three hours while driving at twice the speed limit in a Lamborghini Huracan on Sheikh Zayed Road.

The tourist rented the supercar worth Dhs1.3m on July 30 from a vehicle rental dealership, according to local media reports.

Early morning on July 31, he was caught speeding in the car by all the radars on Sheikh Zayed Road from 2.30am-6am.

The speed limit on Sheikh Zayed Road is 120km/hr, but cameras capture motorists driving over the 20km/hr buffer, at 140km/hr or more.

The tourist was reportedly caught breaking the speed limit 33 times on the road and according to the owner of the rental dealership, reached speeds of 240km/hr.

The company soon received notifications of the fines.

While the speeding fines reached Dhs70,000 for 12 violations caught by radar, an additional Dhs105,000 was imposed to cover the cost of recovering the car after it was impounded following the incident.

Under the new traffic laws implemented in the UAE last year, the fine for exceeding the speed limit by 60km/h stands at Dhs2,000, along with 12 traffic points and a 30-day car confiscation.