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    Report: Dubai may ban poor people from car ownership to ease traffic problems
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    In many ways modern, Dubai seems like some sort of science-fiction utopia. It emerged from the Middle East's desert seemingly overnight with some of the largest buildings in the world and it has police supercars patrolling the streets. It's not all perfect, of course, and like many cities, it's ...

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    Official: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster stands in for fighter jet aboard Italian carrier
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    How do you draw even more attention to $4.47 million hypercar? Placing it atop an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf ought to do the trick, as Lamborghini has demonstrated with the live reveal of the new Veneno Roadster on the flight deck of the Italian Navy's Cavour. Docked in the port of ...

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    Video: Devel Sixteen debuts in Dubai with alleged 5,000 hp and 350-mph top speed
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    This is the Devel Sixteen, and it might be the king of lofty statistics. Its Dubai-based backers are claiming it'll use a 5,000-horsepower V16 and will reach a top speed of 348 miles per hour. The sprint to 62 mph will take just 1.8 seconds. Sounds great, right? So, what's the ...

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    Video: Watch some crazy uphill sand drag action in the UAE
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    At this point, we've all seen videos depicting the insanity of Middle Eastern sand dune climbs. The clips that make their way to the Western world often include some sort of terrifying nose-over-tail tumble from the top, but this latest clip gives us a glimpse at exactly what sort of machine ...

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    Video: Watch Toyota celebrate UAE launch of GT 86
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    Toyota has officially launched the company's GT 86 sportscar in the United Arab Emirates. The Japanese automaker rolled out the rear-drive hero with a fancy new video shot in the hills around Fujairah. With plenty of drifting, tire smoke and slow motion, the clip serves as a proper introduction ...

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    Video: Watch the McLaren MP4-12C hit the dunes of Abu Dhabi
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    The Middle East is an enormously vital market for McLaren, and not just because its oil barons have the cash to buy as many MP4-12C supercars as they and every member of their family could possibly want. While the team has only won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix once and has yet to do the same at the ...

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    Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sets up final dash for second place [spoilers]
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    The ongoing revolutions in the Middle East may have put the kibosh on the Bahrain Grand Prix this year, but the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was campaigned as planned against the setting Arabian sun. Follow the jump to read how the penultimate race of the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship went down at ...

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    Video: Sand hill climb accident is the longest, most deliberate crash ever
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    If you've ever found yourself in a vehicle accident, chances are it felt like all of the crashing and banging lasted forever. The human mind has a nasty habit of prolonging the unpleasant even when actual events take just a few seconds. That's not the case with the crash in the video after the ...

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    Video: Ford SVT Raptor with... six doors?! Only in the UAE
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    The United Arab Emirates is a land that continually breathes new life into the phrase "More money than sense." The new prime example of this is a custom-built Ford SVT Raptor that believes the prime number of doors is six. Said to hail from the UAE, it's quite clear that anything goes in the Land ...

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    Report: High oil prices see sheikhs on supercar-buying binge
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    Bloomberg is reporting that the sale of high-end and exotic cars in countries like the United Arab Emirates may swell by as much as 20 percent this year. The reason? Civilized countries just can't seem to kick their thirst for gasoline, and as a result, the price of a barrel of crude oil ...

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    Bond back in a Bentley for Carte Blanche
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    Jeffery Deaver & the Bentley Continental GT in Dubai – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What do Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, Sean Connery and Daniel Craig all have in common? Well aside from the fact that they all played James Bond on the big screen, they're all rather ...

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    Followup: Dubai authorities arrest YouTube hoons
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    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 ...

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    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi gears up for grand opening in 2010
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    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Television coverage of Formula One grands prix typically end with an aerial shot of the podium and the fans beneath it, a panorama usually dominated by the tifosi passing a giant Scuderia Ferrari flag over the crowd. That view ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: 2009 Formula 1 season wraps up with a bang at inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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    2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Les jeux sont faits. The line signifies the last call for bets at a casino, and is all too familiar to racing fans visiting Monte Carlo for the annual Monaco Grand Prix. But these days the Mediterranean principality isn't ...

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    VIDEO: Top Gear crew spotted in UAE with quartet of top-shelf supercars
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    The last time Top Gear went to the United Arab Emirates, they took three Veyrons for a spin and sent the Stig into the mountains behind the wheel of a Koenigsegg. And that was the magazine. So you can bet that if the television show were to head there as ...

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    The Golden Arches: Gilded McMerc spotted in - you guessed it - Dubai
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    Redefining the term "enough is enough", the owner of this car is said to have had his SLR gold-chromed. The strangest part is that, according to reports, this is actually the same Mercedes SLR McLaren that was previously spied in Dubai with a silver-chrome treatment. We're not sure about the ...

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    Super-rare Supercar: Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang for sale in Abu Dhabi
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    Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang edition - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    When Bugatti rolled out the limited-edition Pur Sang edition of its Veyron at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, European customers snapped up all five before any American buyers could get their checkbooks out. As a result, Bugatti ...

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    Tattooed, chopped HUMMER H2 convertible spotted in - yep - Abu Dhabi
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    "Hello, Abu Dhabi? Yeah, this is Taste. I'm outta here." Well, you can't really blame Taste now can you? There's only so much abuse a sense can take, and the motorists of Abu Dhabi – the same gulf emirate that ordered up the gold-plated Rolls-Royce – have taken things one step too far. ...

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    Gold(finger's) Mercedes C63 spotted in... where else? Dubai
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the gold C63
    This United Arab Emirates-registered gold-mirror-finish Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was caught at the Bling on Wheels Show, otherwise known as the valet area at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. While we have nothing untoward to say about someone who ...

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    VIDEO: We wonder if this voids the warranty
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Bentley Continental series is a lot of fun. The cars look good, are appropriately sybaritic and, most importantly, they go like stink. The have all-wheel drive, too – mostly to help keep Johnny Swell's 550-horsepower chariot on the pavement and ...

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