Police in Dubai have added a Lamborghini worth over €400,000 to their fleet.

The sports car, painted in green-and-white colours of the Dubai force, will not likely be roaring after law breakers.

Instead, it will be mostly dispatched to tourist areas to show, in the words of deputy police director, Gen Khamis Matter al-Muzaina,  "how classy Dubai is”.

Local media reports say the Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador is the crown jewel of a wider upgrade in Dubai police wheels.

The force also is adding some American muscle car Camaros.

Dubai is seeking to show it has rebounded from its debt crisis with brash plans that include the world's largest Ferris wheel and a satellite city named after the city-state's ruler.