Thursday, October 29, 2009

Still there

When I posted a photo of an abandoned BMW back at the end of August it had obviously been in the parking spot in Dubai Marina for some time.

The last fines the owner racked up were in December '08 so I'm guessing it was probably left to its fate around the beginning of this year.

It's still there, gathering even more dust and graffiti:

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ouch! It hurts to see that BMW in that condition! :S

hemlock said...

anon beat me to the comment :(
my heart bleeds for this homeless ownerless be-em.

is there no way i can buy it from the municipality / bank / whoever owns it?

Media Junkie said...

the hood is open - i'm surprised no-one stole it yet. or hot wired it.

Jassim said...

you can put this photo in a local tabloid and write "Uncalculated Risk"
I am not surprised at all to see this image, I am sure there are plenty of people left in Dubai with fears of ending up with there valuable properites like this.

Seabee said...

Hemlock you could be public spirited and just go and take it.

You'd save DM the cost of towing it away, at the same time help to clean up the environment and the people living there would thank you too - a win-win-win situation I'd have thought.

To be a real hero you could even offer to pay the outstanding fines of Dh2,300.

nzm said...

Has anyone checked the glove box for the keys? ;.)

Seabee said...

Now there's a thought! I might stroll down there tomorrow...

rosh said...

Hmm.. Seabee, how can someone purchase this car? Wouldn't the car go into some sort of unclaimed property yard -- OR perhaps be auctioned? I've got friends in the UAE who'd love to have that for Dhs2,300 :)

And Hemi, may I just say, an Audi would not meet such fate!
*shrugs off the pompous tone :)

Jassim your kiddo is adorable!

hemlock said...

seabee: you cant just take stuff that's not yours...!!!
but i really do feel bad for this poor unloved thing. i want to bring it home and wash it and clean it and feed it and fix it and love it for ever and ever and ever.

on a more serious note though, me thinks you would've checked up with DM & al-cops about what its fate will be?
if no bank wants to repossess it, i SHOULD be able to buy it off SOMEONE!

rosh: R8s rule the world - hands down. bus!
and since i *dont* drive a bmw, you are free to be as condescending as you wish :D

i can get it up and running for $10k i'd consider it a STEAL... i Vants! <3

Dave said...

I'm suprised his windscreen is not plastered with parking tickets....

Naseem said...

The so called "rainy season" is coming soon to Dubai.

that baby will get a free wash soon :D

J i Emiraten said...

There's another one in the Marina, an open 4x4 jeep parked half street/half pavement opposite Bagels&More (between Stefano's and Marina Hotel Apartments).

Also plenty of outdoor gear inside the car still, all covered by sand by now...