Ferrari Patrol: Dubai Fights Crime In Style
Dubai Police add a new Ferrari to its fleet of crime-fighting vehicles, which already boasts a flashy green and white Lamborghini.Police in Dubai have been showing off their new Ferrari patrol car.
The vehicle arrives hot on the heels of a Lamborghini that has already joined the city state's crime-fighting ranks.
The car - sporting the green and white of Dubai Police - was unveiled at the foot of the Burj al-Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
It will be used by women police to patrol tourist areas.
The introduction of luxury Italian cars to the police force is being seen as a sign of economic recovery in the Gulf emirate where a housing bubble burst in 2008.
n Dubai, petrol is generally cheaper than drinking water, and authorities face significant challenges to curb road accidents caused by speeding.
Last year, official figures put road deaths at 122, with 2,161 injuries, many of which occurred on the emirate's notorious Sheikh Zayed highway.