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Dubai auctions 350 high-end number plates

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has auctioned off 350 high-end number plates that are sure to be of interest to collectors. These include two-digit number plates for classic cars and motorbikes.

Drivers of modern cars will also be able to purchase beautiful three-, four- and five-digit licence plates with the codes A-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V. The 71st auction will begin on Monday, May 29, and will last for five days.

In April, the number plate auction in Dubai caused a stir, with even the creator of the Telegram messenger, Pavel Durov, taking part. The auction raised 100 million dirhams (US$ 27 million), which went to the One Billion Meals fund, the world’s largest food fund.

The real fight was over the P7 car number, which went under the hammer for a record AED 55 million (US$ 15 million). According to some media reports, Pavel Durov offered US$ 9.5 million. The result broke the record of 2008, when the Abu Dhabi number 1 was bought for AED 52.2 million (US$ 14.2 million).

AA22 was the second most expensive telephone number, sold to a new owner for AED 8.4 million (US$ 2.3 million), while AA19 was purchased for AED 4.9 million (US$ 1.34 million). The most expensive telephone number was 971548888888, which was sold for AED 2.3 million.

Source: Arabian Business

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