If you spent a lot of time in London, Paris or Monaco during the summer months you might see exotic cars such as Bugatti’s, Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s, Range Rover’s, etc. In London the local Knightsbridge residents have dubbed the summer season, ‘Arab Supercar Season’. During the summer months London, Paris and Monaco see a huge rise in the number of Arab visitors, swapping the searing heat of the Middle East for the coolness of Europe. Not only do they bring their families but also have their supercars flown to Europe by private jet! Check out a documentary called Millionaire Boy Racers, a Channel 4 production on the influx of supercars and their wealthy owners in central London. As a supercar lover I’m always on YouTube checking out the videos of these supercars racing around London, Paris etc. As you watch these videos you’ll notice these Arabs paint or wrap their cars in unusual colours. One two tone colour stands out from the rest though, orange and black. These orange and black supercars also have three letters ‘RRR’ branded on each car. The photo below is an example of an ‘RRR’ owned car.
So what’s this ‘RRR’ all about? Well ‘RRR’ is the nickname for Sheikh Rashid Al-Nuaimi the Crown Prince of Ajman and is short for “Rich in Real-Estate Resources”. According to his Facebook profile Sheikh Rashid is Head of Planning and Municipality Department in Ajman, Chief of Ajman Club and is Head of R Holding. R Holding is an organization based in the UAE. They have an extremely diversified business portfolio including building materials, piling & construction, hotels & shopping malls, financial investments, leisure, retail & hospitality, and commercial jets. Their corporate colours also happen to be orange and black!
Sheikh Rashid is the man responsible for these exotic cars branded in the ‘RRR’. He owns a fleet of supercars which are flown to Europe for him to drive with all cars painted or wrapped in orange and black. All cars are branded with the ‘RRR’ and have special Ajman license plates, usually with the numbers 999 or 666. Some of his exotics include a Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari 458, Mercedes SLR, Porsche Carrera GT, Lamborghini SV, Rolls Royce Drophead, Maybach and many other exotic supercars.
One of his new purchases a Ferrari FF worth about 250,000 Irish Euros was displayed outside Scotland Yard last October. The car was put on view as a warning to uninsured drivers. The Ferrari was taken off the Sheikh when he couldn’t provide the proper insurance documents. He then bragged how it was returned when police discovered who he was. He boasted on his Facebook page that Scotland Yard had handed the keys back as soon as they identified him. He wrote online: ‘Arab money talks.’
Look out for these exotics cars on your next trip to London, Paris or Monaco!
Check out the photos below to see some of the Sheikhs collection.