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UAE now exporting boy racers
Not content with racing round the deadly roads of the Middle East, two UAE businessmen have been embarrassing themselves – and their country – in one of London’s wealthiest areas.
August 12, 2010 5:09 by kippreport
The Daily Mail this week reports that two Middle Eastern businessmen, both from the UAE, were arrested for crashing a $280,000 car into four other vehicles in one of London’s most affluent areas.
Abdulla Saeed Khalfan Al-Dhaheri, 28, and Sultan Khalifa Al-Muhairbi, 35, were held after spinning out of control in Lowndes Square in Knightsbridge, home to some of the city’s wealthiest residents. The two men were driving a brand new Lamborghini with just 250 miles on the clock, a car that was on loan from the Italian car maker to a client.
Fortunately no one was injured in the crash, which happened in the early hours of the morning. Apparently residents had preciously complained to police about boy racers.
According to the Daily Mail the two men appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday last week. Al-Muhairbi was charged with dangerous driving and driving with no insurance and Al-Dhaheri was charged with perverting the course of justice.
Kipp senses you’re waiting for the punch line, and here it is: As they walked away from the pile up, the men were reported to have said, “It’s all right, we’ll pay for the damage.”
Kipp hates this arrogance, and is glad to see that the two men are due to appear in court in October. We doubt a fine would make much of an impression but maybe a dose of community service would make them think twice next time. We call them boy racers, but this pair is old enough to know better.
Aside from the damage caused and disrespect the men showed, they have embarrassed the UAE and done their part to reinforce the negative stereotypes already held by some British people. Kipp hopes they learn their lesson, but we won’t hold our breaths.