Dangerous drifting 'sport' makes a comeback

Laura Thomson



A dangerous motor racing sport that first saw popularity four decades ago is on the rise, and its participants are sharing shocking videos on social media.

Hajwalah, or Middle East Drifting, took off in the 1970s, with 'wealthy youngsters' drifting at high speeds across wide roads. It then spread to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman claiming dozens of lives in the process.