The world’s fastest ambulance Lotus Evora in Dubai
The world’s fastest ambulance in Dubai
It’s part of a big “smart government” programme being developed by tech-hungry emirs and tech-savvy Emiratis.
In a packed hall at Dubai’s World Trade Centre, the Gulf’s technology event of the year, Gitex, is taking place. This year, many of the innovations have been built to not only look good, but to do good.
Much of this year’s buzz surrounds a refitted sports car, the Lotus Evora, being dubbed the fastest ambulance on earth.
It’s not uncommon to see sports cars on Dubai’s sand-laden streets, as it basks in its vast oil-driven wealth, and the police already own several.
Now its paramedics can also travel at speeds of up to 300km/h (185mph) and cut their response time by minutes.
The new fleet includes two Ford Mustangs and, soon, a Chevrolet Corvette.
Dubai’s 50 paramedics will have to take driving lessons before using the $160,000 (£100,000; €125,000) car, to help them navigate Dubai’s often terrible traffic. This includes Mr Al Mamari, who already owns two sports cars.