Last year, it seemed like nearly every month there was news of an additional hypercar joining the fleet of the Dubai Police. It was shocking enough when the force showed off its Lamborghini Aventador, but the armada kept growing to include even more exotic vehicles like an Aston Martin One-77 and eventually even a Bugatti Veyron. To understand the point of building this assortment of supercars, the crew from Vocativ went behind the scenes with the Dubai Police and into the immaculate warehouse where the cars are kept.

The Veyron and Aventador are just the headline-grabbers. When their Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R are getting short shrift, you know it must have a wild collection. The video is a fascinating look inside the force and gets some insight into why the Dubai Police would spend around $6.5 million to build this collection. It certainly isn't to catch speeders... Scroll down to learn what it's all about.


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      Clipper44
      • 6 Months Ago
      I wanna be a Dubai cop!!
      AcidTonic
      • 6 Months Ago
      When every young prince drives a supercar, they may actually use this every other month. Besides that they should be finding a way to use it to generate revenue since the people pretty much bought it with their money. So they should do stuff with it in the spare time to make money. Like $50 to ride with a cop in the Veyron around the block. Being a cop, he gets to floor it once or twice along the way. Especially for sick kids with cancer and such. When not chasing princes in their SL65 AMG TwinTurbo V12's , make some coin with it. Since ya know, you just blew millions of taxpayer money.
        Wael Al-Rihawi
        • 6 Months Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Not every country works like the US does. The income for the traffic department comes from tickets and vehicle related governmental procedures. It isn't taxpayer money; they are just like any company that offer services.
      VDuB
      • 6 Months Ago
      Good for them. My city had a police Firebird that they used to parade for PR purposes.
      b.rn
      • 6 Months Ago
      Given the number of poor in that country, this is an inappropriate display of decadence.
        Mr. Bader®
        • 6 Months Ago
        @b.rn
        There are no poor people in Dubai . You are thinking of Saudi Arabia
        r_dezi
        • 6 Months Ago
        @b.rn
        Where are the poor in Dubai , it's like saying there are poor people living in Monaco.
      Technoir
      • 6 Months Ago
      Meanwhile, tens of thousands of migrant workers are slaving day in and day out, and sleep in tent camps, for virtually no money. That's Arabia for you.
        JJ
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        Your opinion is biased, try to be more tolerant. You should see for your self before you make a judgement.
        marv.shocker
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        Why don't you go there and help them if you're so worried about it…
        rjbx
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        America was built the same way, ask the natives and the slaves.
      cooter
      • 6 Months Ago
      Those people absolutely disgust me.
      Beardinals
      • 6 Months Ago
      I can hardly wait until it all comes crashing down.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 6 Months Ago
      Government wasteful spending.
        VDuB
        • 6 Months Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        No its not. They have excess money. They're not in debt....
          Jhambi Man
          • 6 Months Ago
          @VDuB
          I think Abu Dhabi would argue otherwise http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/16/us-emirates-dubai-debt-idUSBREA2F0EQ20140316
      Yas
      • 6 Months Ago
      There seems to be a misunderstanding here on the source of funding and the purpose of the cars. Dubai is a holiday destination, with over 30% of its GDP coming from tourism and hospitality. The cars are part of their destination marketing budget, a relatively cost efficient approach to achieve digital presence and generate discussions (vs. alternative options that achieve the same level of engagement at the same magnitude). Further, many of the cars are lent/leased/donated by the car companies to ride the marketing wave. As for who financed the difference, the livery and the maintenance, it comes from Dubai Government, which is pretty much run as an investment fund, taking loans, building up assets, generating return and paying off the loans. Maintenance of a policing force is a necessary cost to protect other assets, tangible and intangible. If money can be made on this protection, why not?
      Roger Smith
      • 6 Months Ago
      Smart fleet and none is a Chevrolet meaning is safe to be around them or to drive them with a peace of mind,but why Mc Laren doesn't have a door handle outside?
        Aaron N
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Roger Smith
        1. Your English is horrible. 2. There is a Chevy, which was pointed out in this video for some reason. I could have sworn they had a Z06 in their fleet, along with the Mustang. 3. The McLaren has a door handle. It's under the body line, making it easier to push the door up while hitting the door handle.
      Ryan
      • 6 Months Ago
      They have a Ford Mustang. That's cute.
        Aaron N
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Ryan
        Yeah, they have a Ford Mustang... In a place where Ford Mustangs aren't a dime-a-dozen.
      Not me
      • 6 Months Ago
      The only part I agree with is that they have law degrees....Dubai is a resort city.... Leave the nice area....**** gets real.....so I can see how they figure people Agree with it..... Maybe asked 15 people, and that 15 said yes
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