A Dubai Police sports car, taken from the troop’s luxury fleet, was flown to Italy to take part in the famous Mille Miglia Thousand Miles race.
A V8 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG was delivered to Milan by Emirates SkyCargo to compete in the 1,600 kilometer event from Brescia in the northern Lombardy region to the capital Rome and back.
The Mille Miglia is considered the most beautiful car race in the world.
The event takes place six months before the United Arab Emirates’ Pan Emirates tour of 100 classic cars in December, which marks the nation’s golden anniversary year.
With a top speed of 315 kilometers per hour and a speed of 100 km / h in just over three seconds, the super sports car is said to be more than a match for the classics in the four-day race.
Dubai Police will bring a new experience from the United Arab Emirates to the Italian audience
Martin Halder, Octanium
In the green and white livery of the Dubai Police, the car will enter the race on June 16.
“Our participation in the race symbolizes the efforts of the UAE to create safety at home and to promote mutual dialogue and respect with other cultures around the world,” said Brig Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, Director of the Dubai Police Department of Criminal Investigations.
“The Emirates are based on the values of tolerance and openness, which are evident in their rich, diverse society with over 190 nationalities who live and work together harmoniously.
“We look forward to sharing these values with millions of viewers around the world.”
The open door Mille Miglia was founded in 1926 and initially ran from 1927 to 1957.
Held annually in Italy since 1977, it has grown into a major sporting event attracting world-leading celebrities and car collectors.
Millions of spectators watch the race on the streets to and from Rome.
Prizes are won for completing stages on time instead of competing for the fastest.
After three years of construction, the UAE Grand Tour will include 50 international riders alongside 50 from the Arabian Peninsula.
It will introduce each of the seven emirates beginning December 5th at Yas Marina, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The first stage will be at the Dubai Autodrome and then the Dubai International Financial Center.
The second stage leads to Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, then to Hatta in the Hajar Mountains and 24 hours later to the Fairmont Fujairah Hotel.
The fourth leg of the five-day tour includes Dibba in Fujairah and the mountainous road of Jebel Jais – the highest peak in the UAE – and ends at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah.
The last stage leads through Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah on the way back to the starting point in Yas Marina.
Martin Halder, managing director of tour operator Octanium International, said the addition of the Dubai Police to the Italian race will add a new dimension to the tour.
“The participation of Dubai Police, the owner of some of the fastest and most expensive supercars in the world, as part of their fleet, will be a spectacular addition to the classic racing cars in the 94th Mille Miglia,” he said.
“It will also bring a new UAE experience to the Italian audience.”