Dubai is one of the richest emirates of the UAE; it's also one of the most glamorous and most exciting cities in the world. Dubai isn't the place it used to be in the past. The sudden boom of growth came when the world needed oil and the UAE was the only one to have some. After the money started to come in, people started to become richer and richer. You know what happens when your pocket starts to get deep - you buy cheetahs and lions, arrange parties, and buy and modify cars that are a sight to behold.
This city is a trademark of human ingenuity. Dubai has the largest man-made island in the world and the tallest building ever made, The Burj Khalifa. People over there are so rich that you can’t just buy the most expensive car in the world to show off. You need something else to top your friend's Bugatti Veyron. So, we get to see some pretty bizarre and insane cars over there, ranging from cars that are made from solid gold to supercars that have been converted into limousines. We got to dig out some of the weirdest, most insane cars that Dubai has to offer us, and I’m pretty sure that you'll be as surprised as I was when I came across some of the cars. So, sit back and enjoy the ride to the 20 insane cars you'll only see in Dubai.
20 Diamond Covered Mercedes Benz SL600
What would you do if you're a prince of one of the world's richest countries in the world? Well, of course, you can buy a multi-million dollar mansion and some cheetahs and own some pretty expensive sports cars. But what would make you stand out from the rest of the crowd when you just want to show off a bit more? You cover your car with diamonds. That's exactly what Prince Alwaleed did with his Mercedes Benz SL600. The car has nearly 300,000 Swarovski crystals. The car is studded with these Swarovski diamonds from top to bottom, I mean, literally, the car is studded from the roof to the rims of the car. It cost nearly $4.8 million, and the prince charges $1,000 just to touch it.
19 Brabus Rocket 900
The Mercedes Benz S65 AMG is an extremely powerful car, having a V12 engine with two turbos attached to it. You and I might think that it’s enough to satisfy our power needs, but some people require more. So, there's a company that takes standard Mercedes cars and take them up a notch. That company is Brabus. They did the same thing to the S65 and made it a rocket. In comes the Brabus Rocket 900. It has a gold-colored exterior, and the power is made by a V-12 engine that produces nearly 888 hp and 885 foot-pounds of torque. The rocket 900 Desert Gold edition of this car was showcased in their state-of-the-art store in the UAE.
18 Devel Sixteen
The Devel is exactly what it sounds like… a devil. The Devel is a hypercar that was unveiled in the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. It's a supercar that's out of this world when it comes to the performance stats of this beast. The Devel has a 12.3-liter V16 engine that can produce nearly 5,000 hp! Seriously… I'm not joking. The power output of the Devel is 5 times more than that of a Bugatti Veyron. Also, the car can achieve a top speed of nearly 560 km/h. I mean, isn’t that just unbelievable? With all the God-like performance stats this car has, it was still a prototype when it was unveiled, so we might not see the final version ever. We really hope they make a final version of this beast since it will dominate every car currently in existence.
17 The Batmobile
I've always wondered why, even if there are so many billionaires in the world, no one has ever done something as awesome as a Batmobile. Dubai is full of eccentric rich people, so we might be in for a treat. The full replica of the Batmobile was spotted in the streets of Dubai. The Batmobile belongs to a company called "Team Galag" that created this beast and might be the new crime-fighting vigilante we are so in need of. This Batmobile isn't seen in any movie, but it's adapted from the video-game version. In the game, the car is as awesome as it can be, being able to shoot cannons from the turret and having machine guns at the front of the car. It’s truly a sight to behold.
16 Solid Gold Lamborghini
Lamborghini crafts cars that are a sight to behold and the ideal machine to drive. The Italian car makers manufacture their cars from the highest quality materials available. The V12 supercar is owned by nearly every celebrity and millionaire all over the world, making it the most popular and desirable for all those who can afford it. The problem arises when you want to make yourself stand out from the rest of the crowd of rich people. What you do is make the car out of solid gold! Yes, you read that right - a Lamborghini Aventador that has been made from solid gold. The car is carved from a solid block of gold weighing in at 1,100 pounds. After all the procedures were done, the car had 55 pounds of solid gold all over it, making it extremely expensive - $7.5 million dollars expensive...
15 Gold Cars
We all know that people in the UAE, especially in Dubai, are filthy rich. Supercars there come standard with cheetahs in the front seat - there's nothing more that can top that. One guy who's known as "Turki Bin Abdullah" just topped that, though, by driving around London in his gold-plated cars. These cars include a Brabus G700, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a Bentley. This dude is a billionaire with a lot of money to spend. He spends nearly £20,000 just to fly his cars over to London to show off his wealth. We're not sure how much the cars cost combined, but we sure know that it's a sight to behold when the cars show up with all that bling in your face. Good for you, Abdullah.
14 Lamborghini Cop Car
The Dubai police are the most extravagant police force all over the world. The police force has multiple supercars in their fleet, including a Bugatti Veyron, a Ferrari, and a Bentley, among others. They even have a Lamborghini Aventador. This £294,000 car is in the police fleet complete with their police pattern paint and police lights on the roof. You might have to think twice about doing anything bad and getting away with it because you might not go far when this police sports car gets on your tail. The only question I have for this is how are they going to detain the perps if the car can accommodate only two people? Whether it's for the show of power or a show of glamour by the police, we love every bit of it.
13 Amphibious Cars
Dubai is popular for the lavish lifestyles of the people who live there, and due to that, there are some interesting attractions. One such attraction is a particular vehicle that was quite popular in the James Bond movies - an amphibious car. There's a water resort in Dubai’s Palm Islands that's ordered these types of vehicles. These cars are as capable of driving on land as any other vehicle and can also be operated on water. These vehicles aren't slow by any means, as they meet the same performance as a speedboat on water. The wheels retract into the car's body when they're in the water, and once in there, it acts like a jet ski. These seem loads of fun to drive, both on land and on water. Now you know what to do next when you ever get a chance to visit Dubai.
12 Lykan Hypersport
The Lykan Hypersport is a hypercar made by W motors. The car company is based in the UAE, more specifically, Dubai. This car made its appearance in the Fast and Furious series: Furious 7. The car looks menacing because of its swooped front end and those pointed aggressive lights. The front lights of this monster are studded with rubies and other precious gems, and the stitching in the seats are done with gold thread. Performance-wise, the car is reportedly extremely fast, going from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds. However, these claims aren't tested by other sources. These claims come directly from the manufacturer, and we're not sure if these stats are true or not. However, the car costs nearly $3.4 million, which is insane but justified (I think) since it has gold thread and rubies.
11 Lamborghini Veneno
We all know that Lamborghini crafts - I use the word “craft” since the cars are works of art - and the Lamborghini Veneno is no exception. This car is rare in its own way, as there are only 4 in the world because it's the 50th-anniversary edition that Lamborghini put out for its customers. One of the 4 cars was bought by an extremely wealthy car enthusiast in UAE. The car cost him nearly $3.4 million. What else would you do if you want to showcase your insane amount of wealth? We can’t tell you who bought the car, as the owner wanted himself to remain anonymous. All we know is that he's one lucky guy to own such an insane supercar.
10 Brabus G700
If you don’t know the geographic aspects of Dubai, it's mostly composed of deserts, and the people living in Dubai love to take their cars out on the road and onto the desert just to “Surf the sands” in their souped-up SUVs. The people usually take their old SUVs, such as the Nissan Patrol and the Toyota Landcruiser, fix their engines with huge turbos, and hit the sand dunes for fun. The Brabus G700 is such a car that's most widely bought in the UAE just because of its impressive off-road capabilities with the added perks of luxury that Brabus is known for. The Brabus G700 is a 6x6 beast powered by a 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 that can propel this 8-ton beast from 0-62 mph in 7.2 seconds on rough terrains.
9 McLaren 650S
I want you to think about a scenario. You're in Dubai, and you need to go to a store for some groceries. You don’t have a ride to go there, so you pull out your phone and call an Uber cab. You put your phone away and expect a beaten up Toyota Corolla to show up, but when you look up, there's a supercar waiting for you. That kind of scenario happened in Dubai when McLaren partnered with Uber to let people experience the joy of riding a McLaren 650S supercar for themselves. And not only that; they were allowed to drive it. Imagine being asked to drive a 3.8-liter Twin Turbo V8 supercar while you were just thinking about picking up some eggs and bread.
8 White Gold Mercedes SLR Sports
Ever heard about a car that has a 1,600 hp V10 engine, which can go from 0-60 mph in under 2 seconds and is run on biofuel? Oh, and one that's also made of solid white gold?? Well, there's a first for everything. The car in question is a Mercedes SLR Sports Coupe. You might be thinking that the car is just gold plated or that some of it must be gold while the rest of it is just a shiny metal alloy. No, it's not. The car is made of actual sheets of gold all over. The car is worth nearly $2.5 million, and it's powered by a V10 engine which has 4 turbos attached to it, making nearly 1,600 hp. Honestly, it’s strange that there's a car that's running on biofuel to be eco-friendly while also churning out an insane amount of power.
7 Bugatti L’Or Blanc
If you thought that a car can’t get any more expensive than a Bugatti Veyron, well, you might have to buckle your seats for this one. The Bugatti L’Or Blanc is a specially designed version of the original Bugatti with the addition of an artistic touch. This Bugatti Veyron has a porcelain exterior that looks beautiful in a combination of white and blue. Guess who bought this $2.5 million car? You guessed it - someone from the good old UAE emirate of Dubai. The designer of the car, KPM, uses the same techniques and details that he would use in any one of his masterpieces. The car is handmade by using inlays of porcelain that were carefully placed on the car and refined to remove any defects in the seams between the inlays. This craftsmanship is the reason why the car looks even more beautiful than it originally did.
6 Bugatti Taxi
Look - I'm going to be straight with you. What would you say if I told you that there's a Bugatti Veyron on the streets of Dubai that you can call as a cab? You might think that I've lost my mind, but that cannot be further from the truth. If you call an Uber over there, the company provides its users a chance to ride the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. Imagine calling an Uber to get to a supermarket and the most expensive sports car in the world shows up to get you to a place where you just wanted to buy some milk. Dubai seems like a wonderland for car enthusiasts who might get a chance to ride a Bugatti Veyron by just requesting a cab.
5 Gold Nissan GTR
If you want to make your $65,000 car seem a bit more expensive than it already is, what you can do is get it plated with pure gold. That's exactly what was seen in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. The $1 million car is gold plated from top to bottom. After being plated with gold, it was carved by master engraver Takahiko Izawa, which brought out the beauty in the gold paint. The 3.6-liter V6 twin turbo engine and the perfectly balanced chassis and suspension make this car a beast on the straights and a demon on the turns. However, this gold version was fitted with advanced aerodynamic features, and the handling was also finely tuned, making it even more fun to drive. Honestly, the carving details on the body are amazing, and we can’t get enough of it.
4 Diamond Celestial Rolls-Royce Phantom
This Rolls-Royce Phantom has the most beautiful interior I've ever had the pleasure to know about. This is a one-of-a-kind Diamond Celestial Rolls-Royce Phantom that was shown at the Dubai International Motor Show. This particular Rolls-Royce is fitted with diamonds, 446 of them, to be exact. But, this isn't the reason why this car is on this list. Standard Phantoms have fiber-optic lights fixed on the roof to give the illusion of the night sky. What makes the Celestial Phantom unique is that the night lights are arranged in the same pattern as it was on January 1st, 2003 in Goodwood, where the car and brand come from. The diamonds are placed inside the car and add to the starry-night vibe of the roof. The awe-inspiring detailing of the car is breathtaking, and we love every bit of it.
3 Coined Range Rover
How can you go a step further in making your car stand out and making your rich friend steam from his ears when you show him your latest car? One company in Dubai had a unique idea - wrap the exterior of the car with coins. The company called “Cars Coin” is based in Dubai, and its job is to cover its customers' cars with coins that are either antique or just normal everyday-use coins. Their newest showpiece is the latest Range Rover with 57,000 coins wrapped all over the body, this added layer adding nearly 170 kilos to the car. The team polishes the coins by hand and then glues them to the car. With this car by your side, you'll never have to worry about spare change ever.
2 Ferrari Limo
We've seen or hired limos at some point in our lives, and we haven’t paid much attention to what kind of car the limo is made out of. Well, this limo that we're about to take a look at here isn't any ordinary limo. This limo is a Ferrari Modena 360, complete with the performance package that a normal Modena encompasses, including gull-wing doors. At first, I was quite shocked that there exists a Ferrari Limo, but then, I realized, I've seen cars covered from head to tail with white gold and diamonds. This car was seen in the streets of Dubai, and it's up for grabs for anyone who can afford its hefty daily rent. The limo can accommodate 8 passengers with the same amount of power a Ferrari promises to deliver. You can be sure that this vehicle can deliver you to your party as fast as possible.
1 The Icona Vulcano
There are rumors spreading around that there's a special kind of car being made entirely of titanium. It shouldn't be that hard to believe that a car could be made from titanium because titanium is extremely light, strong, and can withstand more intense conditions, such as extreme temperatures and corrosion, than aluminum and steel. Titanium is used in planes and jets, which were the inspiration for the Icona Vulcano. The Icona Vulcano was showcased at the Dubai International Motor Show, and the vehicle ensured that there was such a car in development. The engine is a 6.8-liter V8 with nearly 1,200 hp, accelerating the car from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds. In any case, the car is a feat of engineering and design since it's really hard to mold titanium in the shape of a sports car.