Rich people have many problems that the poor will never understand, like not knowing where the hell they left their Ferrari or Porsche parked. And if we are looking for rich people, nothing is better than Dubai, the capital of glitz and economic debauchery.
Abandoned cars seem to be a norm in Dubai. You would think this was the doing of people with a seemingly unlimited amount of money, but the truth is quite the opposite. Most of these abandoned cars belong to bankrupt debtors who have fled the country. In the United Arab Emirates, economic delinquencies and credit frauds are pursued in a very strictly manner and often is an offense punished with imprisonment.
Simply by failing to make a monthly payment on a credit card statement can start a whole machinery of prosecution that eventually reaches the debtor without the ability to adjust their debt by reducing or paying it with instalments. However in Dubai, there are only two choices; either you pay on time or you go to jail. And the financial crisis, though it doesn’t seem to impact them, it ends up affecting these eccentric millionaires. Once they are in deep waters and they need to pay off those super cars; the only choice they have is to drive to the nearest airport and catch the earliest flight out.
In some parking lots and airports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi you can find luxury car brands such as Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, and Ferrari- completely abandoned and deteriorated, some even with the keys inside. The problem began in 2012, which led to over 3,000 super cars, as you’ll see below, completely abandoned. You should see the accumulating parking tickets that these abandoned vehicles had racked up.