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Dubai police add luxury Brabus SUV to their fleet

Wednesday - 11/6/2013, 11:22am  ET

Emirati female police officers greet a male colleague at the police booth in Dubai International Motor Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013. Ferrari recently joined the Dubai police. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- With a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron and a nearly $550,000 Lamborghini Aventador already patrolling the streets, Dubai police have decided to expand their luxury spending-spree by adding a custom-made Mercedes Brabus SUV to its fleet.

Despite the vehicle's off-roading capabilities, the Brabus B63-S 700 Widestar will be dispatched to tourist areas. Quoted by the United Arab Emirates-backed newspaper The National on Wednesday, Dubai Police fleet director Col. Nabil Al-Redha says the vehicles are "a good advertisement" for the city and its police force.

The Brabus joins a glitzy fleet of cars that include an Aston Martin One-77, a Ferrari FF, a Bentley Continental GT and two Audi R8s -- all painted in green-and-white colors of the Dubai force.

The vehicles are on display this week at the Dubai International Motor Show.

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