You say the premium tyres are a small fortune in Dubai - you should try here! You wouldn't find that tyre anywhere for £270. I had to pay £340 for a 275/40/18
Was the rim damaged? It's a pisser when the tyre was otherwise in good order. Still, at least you walked away - I wouldn't fancy losing a tyre in a 4x4 at speed.
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