DUBAI: A three-digit vehicle registration plate has sold for a staggering $9.5 million at a charity auction in Dubai on Friday.
The vehicle plate number A88 was sold at the ‘Most Noble Numbers’ charity auction, where the three other unique plate numbers up for grabs — F55, V66 and Y66 — sold for $1.08 million, $1.08 million and $1.03 million respectively.
In less than two hours, the auction raised a total of $14.4 million in support of the ‘1 Billion Meals’ campaign, which aims to provide food aid to those in need.
The audience also had the chance to bid on 10 different special mobile numbers, which rendered a total of $1.4 million.
The highest bid came in for the number 549999999, which sold for $1.36 million.
Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the ‘Most Noble Numbers’ auction was held in collaboration with Emirates Auction, with the support of Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai (RTA), Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), and Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC (Etisalat).