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Luxury Cars Abandoned at Dubai Airport

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Interesting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • luxury: expensive
  • abandon: to leave without taking someone or something
  • expat: short for expatriate; a person who lives in a country that he/she is not a citizen of
  • auction: a public sale where the highest bidder gets to buy the item

Luxury Cars Abandoned at Dubai Airport

Expensive cars, such as Corvettes, Ferraris and Porsches are regularly abandoned at parking lots in Dubai. The cars belong to expats or who can no longer afford to pay down their car loans. Islamic law is still in place in the United Arab Emirates, and failing to pay one’s debt is a offence that can result in jail time. To avoid with the law, many people flee the country and abandon their cars. The cars for a few months before they are sold at police auctions.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Where do luxury cars often collect dust in Dubai?
  2. Why do expats abandon luxury cars in the United Arab Emirates?
  3. What do the police do with the abandoned cars?

Discussion Question: Trying to keep up with the Joneses often gets people into financial trouble. Is this a problem in your community? What can people do to avoid this type of lifestyle?

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