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After Lamborghini and Ferrari, Dubai cops to have Bentley, Merc

Following recent unveilings of a Ferrari FF and a Lamborghini, the force has shown off new cars from luxury UK auto maker Aston Martin, Bentley and Mercedes.

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A picture taken shows Lamborghini and Ferrari police vehicles at the foot of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai; Pic/AFP

The Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes SLS have been launched at the Arabian Travel Market, ArabianBusiness reported.

Last month, Dubai's police chief said that a number of Ferraris to be introduced to the force will be driven by female officers.

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People walk past the new Dubai police Bentley patrol car on display during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai World Trade Centre; Pic/AFP

Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan had tweeted that he expected to see Dubai Police's female recruits getting behind the wheels of the Ferrari FF supercar, which costs about USD 500,000 and has a top speed of 335 kmph.

Last month, the department made the announcement via Twitter, "Ferrari joins # Dubai_Police patrol fleet," the police tweeted.

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An Emirati female police officer poses near a Ferrari police vehicle in the Gulf emirate of Dubai; Pic/AFP

The twitter page also had an online link to the picture of the car. "Ferrari cars will be equipped with the latest technology needed by the police to control road movement and ensure safety and security on Dubai roads," Lt-General Khalfan had said.

Earlier, Dubai Police also revealed its new AED2m (USD 500,000) Lamborghini which can reach speeds of up to 350 kmph. Dubai Police's fleet also includes the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Kia Mohave.

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People look at the Aston Martin One-77 (front) and Mercedes SLS (back) on display during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai; Pic/AFP

Meanwhile, an environment-friendly car from S S Lootah has also been introduced to the Dubai Police fleet as it will improve safety works.

Lt-Gen Khalfan said the new vehicle would help support the police’s efforts in preserving the security of the UAE residents and will provide fast service when required, especially at events when early intervention and protection of life and properties is needed.  

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