The Abandoned Luxury Cars of Dubai

Hard hit by the economic crisis, the city of Dubai is finding a 20% increase in abandoned cars. Some of which are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. BMWs, Porsches and more just sit by the side of the road, collecting dust…

The cars are left with defaulted bank loan papers on the seats and with the keys in the ignition. There’s an entire parking lot full of ghost luxury cars at the Dubai International Airport; apparently British ex-pats who have been hard hit by the economic crisis have fled rather than pay their debts. In Dubai you can go to jail for owing money, so these folks drive their luxury cars to the airport, leave them and then leave the Middle East.

If you’ve ever wanted a really nice car for just about nothing, I’d recommend you head over to Dubai right now.

Via Doug Ross @ Journal; thanks to Chris Morris for the link