Stand-off continues in case of British tourist who racked up Dh170,000 in fines in rented Lamborghini

Car remains parked outside luxury Dubai hotel

The stand-off continues in the saga of the British tourist who racked up Dh175,000 in speeding fines hours after renting a Dh1.3 million Lamborghini Huracan last week.

Farah Hashi, 25, was due to end his holiday on Wednesday but Dubai’s Saeed Ali Rent a Car has refused to collect the car they rented him for fear that they will be held responsible for the fines he accumulated.

The distinctive supercar remains parked outside the luxury Five hotel on Dubai’s The Palm Jumeirah gathering dust.

The National attempted to contact Mr Hashi at the hotel but staff remained tight-lipped about his whereabouts.

One member of staff said: “Yes that’s the car that everyone is talking about that got all the speeding fines in one night but I don’t know any more than that.”

Mr Hashi, from Newport, south Wales, made international headlines when he was caught speeding 32 times on Sheikh Zayed Road and once on Garn Al Sabkha Road.

Dubai Police revealed that all 33 offences took place between 2.31am and 6.26am on July 31.

The speeds ranged from 126kph to 230kph.


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