Dubai: A motorist in Vietnam who liked the logo of Dubai Police’s supercars has used it to decorate his own private vehicle in Ho Chi Minh City.
The online video, which went viral on social media on Thursday, was recorded by an Arabic tourist in southern Vietnam.
The tourist who visited Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, expressed his surprise to see a Dubai Police car in the middle of the street.
The video showed the man approaching the four-wheel drive vehicle, which carried the green logo of Dubai Police, and asked the owner why he did that.
“I was surprised to see Dubai police car with Vietnamese plate number in Saigon. The owner didn’t know what the logo means. He found the logo on the internet and it seems he liked the Dubai Police Ferrari and copied the logo to decorate his car,” the man said in the video.
Dubai Police response:
Colonel Faisal Al Qassim, director of the Dubai Police security media department said: "It is nice that people like the Dubai Police logo and put it on their cars in their countries, but there is still a problem if the driver causes an offence as the vehicle can be seen on the street. It also breaches intellectual property rights."
Al Qassim said that Dubai Police vehicles, which include a range of super cars, attract a lot of attention from tourists who come to the UAE and that this might have inspired the Vietnamese driver to decorate his car with the same design.
"We feel proud that Dubai Police has become a reason for happiness or inspiration for those inside and outside the country," added Al Qassim.
However, he said he hoped authorities in Vietnam would solve any potential problems by asking the motorist to remove the Dubai Police logo from his car.
"It is forbidden to put any police logo on a personal car."
- with inputs from Ali Al Shouk, Staff Reporter