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Justin Bieber speeds in Dubai

Dubai Police issue fines to 19-year-old as he races to concert in Dh1.5million Lamborghini Avendator

  • By Bassma Al Jandaly, Senior Reporter and Natalie Long, tabloid! Editor
  • Published: 19:10 May 7, 2013
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  • Police said that the luxury sports car Lamborghini Aventador driven by Justin Bieber was caught by radar cameras several times on Shaikh Zayed road and he was driving recklessly.

Dubai Police have confirmed that Justin Bieber racked up six speeding fines during his stay in the city, setting off radars down Shaikh Zayed Road as he raced along the highway in a Lamborghini Avendator on Sunday night.

The 19-year-old singing star -- who performed two concerts in Dubai, on Saturday and Sunday, drove the supercar -- worth around Dh1.5million -- to his concert on Sunday and picked up fines on Shaikh Zayed Road and on the way to the Sevens Stadium on the Al Ain Road. The Lamborghini Aventador is the Italian brand’s flagship model and has a top speed of 350kph and 691 horsepower.

Police said that the luxury sports car driven by Bieber was caught by radar cameras several times on Shaikh Zayed road and he was driving recklessly.

The Lamborghini was spotted by police patrols exceeding the road speed limit and police tried to make the driver stop, added a police source, and several radar fines were issued against the Lamborghini.

A typical speeding fine in Dubai is Dh600, meaning Bieber would have to pay at least Dh3,600, although it’s unclear how the fines will be collected. Fines can be higher for higher speeds.

A UAE-based Lamborghini sales agent told Gulf News that it is possible for a driver as young as Bieber to get insured for a Lamborghini. Bieber is known for his collection of fast cars, and owns, among others, a chrome Fisker Karma and a white Ferrari.

Bieber was two hours late for his concert on Sunday, where a fan climbed on stage during the performance. Dubai police criminal and investigation department (CID) said that no one was arrested in that matter.

Comments (16)

  1. Added 19:17 May 8, 2013

    Speed limits are kept to reduce accidents.This guy should be penalised more than fine for reckless driving. Fines are not enough.

    George, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 15:09 May 8, 2013

    Rules Is Rules & Rules r For Every1

    Nabeel, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 14:16 May 8, 2013

    its an example that all are same in UAE. Thanks to the authorities.

    anupam pandey, RAK, India

  4. Added 12:49 May 8, 2013

    This is ridiculous, why he has special treatment as visitor in this country. First thing coming late at a concert what happened already a couple of times, London, Amsterdam & Dubai, Second trying to drink underage, and Third Speeding what next. so. It is time to bring this kid to justice

    Patrick, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 12:27 May 8, 2013

    Dhs 3,600 is peanuts for Justin Beiber. The fines system has to be a percentage of one's income. For example - For salaried residents, say 10% of ones monthly salary per fine, whatever the amount is. For visiting celebs it has to guaged in a different scale - say 10% of their revenue for the stage show. I am sure it can be tracked since there will be event organisers who are managing the events and their accounts are audited. people will learn to be more careful on the roads.One must realise that a few thousands of dirhams in speeding fine is an insignificant amount for the millionaires. They can afford to give it just for the thrill of riding fast. It is important to realise the value of God given life and to be considerate to other people around - not driving around recklessly just for the fun of it.

    Vinod, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 11:42 May 8, 2013

    Any thoughts on appropriating speeding fees commensurate with the price of the car?

    Sam, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. Added 11:11 May 8, 2013

    @Raj: He never pretended to be a role model for kids !

    Govind, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 11:02 May 8, 2013

    What a shame Mr. Bieber. I remember hearing that he is quite the humble one, although i think he has let the money and fame go into his head! Such a pity.

    Anji Sethi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 10:46 May 8, 2013

    No matter who is he, he should pay the fine and respect the law;

    Moslemkhan, Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 10:28 May 8, 2013

    Hats off the authorities, the law is applicable to everyone, no matter who.

    Anonymous, Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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