Dubai Police may have the best of supercars, but when it comes to its fleet Abu Dhabi police is not inferior.
They recently overhauled their brand complete with new livery, badges and patrol vehicles, including a 1979 vintage Porsche, and it’s stunning to say the least.
The blue and white vehicles have replaced the deep red and white that it has used for many years.
But the highlight of the overhaul, the vintage 1979 Porsche, was unveiled during a ceremony held at the Armed Forces Officers Club.
It was attended by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, the Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, Major General Maktoum Ali Al Sharifi, the Director-General of Abu Dhabi Police, and other senior officials. All of them drove the new vehicles from the Armed Forces Officers Club to the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters after the ceremony.
Dubai has world’s fastest police car and it can go 253 mph
Nowhere else in the world can you hail a police car and snap a selfie with the driver.
Nowhere else in the world is that police car likely to be a Bugatti Veyron, Ferrarri FF or Lamborghini Aventador.
This is Dubai, where the police force has just been presented with a certificate by Guinness World Records for having the world’s fastest police car in service — a Bugatti Veyron — just one of its 14-strong fleet of supercars.
A fleet of luxury supercars may sound outlandish, but it fits perfectly with the ethos of Dubai.
In a city where to turn heads your Bentley or Rolls Royce needs to be wrapped in gold, it seems normal for the police force to have a suite of supercars at its disposal.
The fleet includes a bespoke Aston Martin One-77, of which only 77 were ever built, a Bentley Continental GT, three hybrid Porsche Panameras and two BMW i8s.
But the flagship of the fleet is the Veyron, with a staggering top speed of 253 mph (407 km/h).
Its 16-cylinder engine produces 1,000 horsepower, sending it from 0 to 60mph in just two and a half seconds.
The previous record holder belonged to the Italian police force — the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which has a top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h).
But Dubai’s police super fleet isn’t used for high-speed chases down Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, or very many police duties at all for that matter. Instead, the cars cruise around the Dubai Mall area and Jumeirah Beach Residence in search of tourists and attention.
The role of the fleet is to break down barriers between the police and the public, explains Major Sultan Al Marri of Dubai police’s General Department of Transport & Rescue.
Alongside the flashy cars, the Dubai police want to tout its gender equality credentials by showing off the fact that many of the drivers are women.