• May 24, 2010
A memorable day on a Dubai highway – Click above to watch video after the jump

Well, wouldn't 'cha know that it actually wasn't just another day in Dubai traffic. You may recall the video that we posted last Friday that showed a couple of hooning drivers doing wicked crazy burnouts, drifts and donuts all over public highways in Dubai... not to mention plenty of driving on two wheels. If not, now would be a good time to click past the break to see the video for yourself.

As it turns out, the two men – both UAE nationals in their 20s – driving the vehicles in question down Sheikh Zayed Road have been tracked down and arrested. As has happened in the past, police were able to identify the vehicles after seeing their license plates in full view from the videos uploaded to YouTube.

Let this be a lesson. A lesson of what, exactly, is up to you to discern. We'll go with a few: Don't hoon so obviously on highly trafficked public roads. Don't endanger the lives or livelihoods of your fellow citizens. And finally, don't upload videos of your illegal actions to YouTube unless you are willing to pay the consequences.

Oh, and speaking of consequences... these two drivers are reportedly facing up to three years in prison if convicted.

[Source: ArabianBusiness.com]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Owned.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Watch out for the guy with the big scimitar.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lots of stupid comments, obviously they are getting into trouble, Dubai has extremely strict rules, stop watching fox and believing movies are real, its amazing how ignorant most of you are.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i live in dubai..

        these boys arent getting more than a fine.

        the laws apply to all citizens and visitors; but most arabs (nationals) dont get much else except a slap on the wrist.
        As for the negative press; please theres much worse to report on.

        let it be known: Dubai HAS NO OIL. Their wealth comes from foreign investment; and traffic fines. ive had a ticket there for going 10kph over and they charged me 500 Dirham (about us$ 135)

        Dubai earns about $2 mil a month on traffic violations alone...
        these guys will pay a small fine and go home to their families...

        Bank on it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doing such stunts on public roads is quite dangerous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Three years for hooning, but thirty for mooning.

      Only in the Middle East.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No pity for idiots like this.
      Some countries cut a hand if you steal.
      Will they cut a foot in this case...
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Arrests have been made" is a typical PR message just to promote Dubai security to the western world and continue with its tradition of selling the big lie.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What!?!? No chopping off hands so that they don't it anymore?? This is for those that take things too seriously when it comes to comments.
      • 4 Years Ago
      nothing will happen to them because they are UAE nationals... double standard in Dubai, as you would have expected there to be in a protective culture such as it is..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm just shocked that Dubai even has laws.

      --RS
        • 4 Years Ago
        They do

        No sex in public
        No getting drunk
        No poor people allowed in

        Not too many as you can see, but very specific ones
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just want to know how much practice it takes to get a SUV on two wheels without going all the way over. That takes some skillz.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's probably less practice than putting a normal car on two wheels, simply due to the fact that it takes less of an angle to hold the SUV in place since it's center of gravity is higher up. A normal car, you are almost vertical, so it would take alot more to tilt it, and that makes it a heck of a lot more unnerving. shrug, just a guess.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Now we know the fate of Saab's Performance Driving Team after GM's sell-off:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn_o3Fd_KvI&feature=related
      • 4 Years Ago
      HAHAHAHAHA Serves them right for being idiots and endangering everyones lives!
        • 4 Years Ago
        they didn't endanger mine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dan is a tool, that is all.
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