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Sunday, March 7, 2021

PHOTOS: After the stunt driving, near Zubarah

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"The drifters and sunset of Qatar Gone Wild"
"The drifters and sunset of Qatar Gone Wild"

There are a lot of popular spots in Qatar for young men to engage in the dangerous past-time of stunt driving.

Police have been cracking down on the practice, conducting surprise raids and impounding cars of drivers found to be drifting, skiing and performing other stunts.

"The drifters and sunset of Qatar Gone Wild"
"The drifters and sunset of Qatar Gone Wild"

However, the practice persists. Photographer Ameer Abdul Razak captured these shots at sunset over the weekend in the northern part of the country.

He told Doha News: “It’s a place free from (the) crowd, calm and quiet, in the middle of a desert highway.”

Thoughts?

Note: The headline has been corrected to reflect that the photo was taken near Zubarah, not Zikreet.

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DavidRSS8
DavidRSS8
6 years ago

Usually there is a smashed-up Land Cruiser or two near these spots.

Omar
Omar
6 years ago

I Think Drifts are normal for GULF Youngsters specially for Saudis check “Saudi drifts” on YouTube

DavidRSS8
DavidRSS8
6 years ago
Reply to  Omar

“Normal” just highlights how widespread the stupidity is. Life is precious. Blatantly disregarding it in this way is a sin.

dubious
dubious
6 years ago
Reply to  DavidRSS8

Not that precious since there are 7 billion of us on this over-populated world…

Saeed Ahmad Khan
Saeed Ahmad Khan
6 years ago

It is like killing urself as an hobby

osamaalassiry
osamaalassiry
6 years ago

Brings back memories of the sounds and the smell of burning rubber… and a concentration of stupidity…

Ivan Brendieswski
Ivan Brendieswski
6 years ago
Reply to  osamaalassiry

“…a concentration of stupidity…” What a very useful turn of phrase. I can think of many uses for it. Thank you.

Big Biker
Big Biker
6 years ago

As in my view you will never stop this why not open a dedicated drifting venue with drifting course etc and include safety measures. Make the venue somewhere these people want to go to but in a safe environment.

wee_johnnie
wee_johnnie
6 years ago
Reply to  Big Biker

Both QMMF and QRC have such venues in Losail Circuit and the Drag Strip, plus the Qatar Mile events at Al Khor Airfield, but these people aren’t interested in these events, whether they can’t show off to their friends, the additional risks of performing on the highway, or simply that they don’t want to compete in case they don’t come first.

KK
KK
6 years ago

You do not have to drive all the way to Zubarah to take such pictures

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