Farah Hashi was slapped with 33 speeding fines after driving on Sheikh Zayed Road in the rented Dh1.3 million Lamborghini Huracan.
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DUBAI – A British tourist who racked up Dh175,000 in speeding fines within four hours of driving a rented Lamborghini in Dubai has returned home.
Farah Hashi, 25, was slapped with 33 speeding fines after driving on Sheikh Zayed Road in the rented Dh1.3 million Lamborghini Huracan during a holiday in Dubai last month.
According to police records, Hashi drove in speeds of up to 230kph – nearly twice the permitted speed limit on Dubai highways.
The British tourist was at the centre of a dispute with car rental company Saeed Ali Rent a Car over the unpaid fines. He eventually reached a deal with police and the agency to pay Dh117,000.
He was stopped from returning to South Wales, however, after the agency said he needed to pay additional Dh50,000 to cover the cost of the rental while the car was parked outside his hotel in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.
The car rental company filed a police case against Hashi that stopped him from leaving the UAE until he settled the debt. He was arrested while trying to leave the UAE with his brother.
He spent two weeks under house arrest, but was able to fly home last weekend. It was not clear if the settled the debt with the car rental company. GAD/Expat Media
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