A British tourist who amassed $45,000 worth of fines in just three hours after driving a rented supercar is currently stranded in Dubai.
Farah Hashi from Newport, South Wales, cannot leave the country because the car rental company refuse to give him back his passport until he pays his fines.
Mohammed Ibrahim, car rental owner, said that the company is going to go through heavy losses because of this incident.
“It’s not me he owes the money to, it’s the government. But if he doesn’t pay, it could land back on me,” he said, according to local media.
“We are a small business and this is hurting us.”
Farah’s brother Adnan Hashi, 50, has reached Dubai to try and solve the issue.
“Ever since he was a young boy, Farah’s been mad about cars,” he told the British tabloid The Sun.
“Friends from Cardiff had invited him out to Dubai for a holiday and it is those people who owned the Lamborghini.”
“They have a car showroom in Dubai and they asked Farah if he wanted to drive it. It was only when they got it back to the showroom that they asked him for his passport because he’d incurred the fines," he added.
“But they are the owners of the vehicle and they should have to pay the fines.”
According to Adnan, Farah is disabled and has a leg shorter than the other. He is also unemployed.
Farah said the rental firm came to his hotel and “demanded he hand his passport over after the speeding tickets came through, and out of fear he gave it to them.”
“There is no way he has that money. He is out of work at the minute and went to Dubai to visit friends,” his brother told The Sun.
Farah says he did not know the laws in Dubai which is why he was caught driving at 200 mph.
While on vacation, the unemployed father-of-one, rented a Lamborghini Huracan and drove it at a speed that exceeds 150 mph, breaking the limit 33 times in where he got a speeding ticket on every camera on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, which is the longest road in the UAE.
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