UAE Auction Sees Highest Bid of Over $2.4 Million for a Single Number Plate

Published April 22nd, 2018 - 05:00 GMT
Emirati Saed Abdul Ghaffar al-Khouri poses with the most expensive car number-plate after he won it in an Abu Dhabi auction in 2008 (AFP/File Photo)
Emirati Saed Abdul Ghaffar al-Khouri poses with the most expensive car number-plate after he won it in an Abu Dhabi auction in 2008 (AFP/File Photo)

The Sharjah Police Headquarters raised Dh25.57 million ($6,961,611) in a public auction of 55 distinguished number plates of category 3.

Number plate 3 recorded the highest bid in the public auction and was sold for Dh9 million ($2450313). Plate number 30 witnessed the highest number of bids before being sold for Dh3 million ($816771), while 44 recorded a winning bid of Dh2.15 million ($585352).

The 3 vehicle number plates (111, 303, 3333) that were allocated by Sharjah Police Headquarters to The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), with the goal of supporting the foundation's global humanitarian projects, managed to raise Dh2.82 million. Plate 3333 raised Dh1.34 million ($364824), 111 got Dh1.2 million ($326708), and 303 racked up Dh460,000 ($125238).

The auction, organised by Emirates Auction, was held at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah on Saturday night.

Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police expressed his happiness at the amount that was raised for TBHF.

 

 

Mariam Al Hammadi, director of TBHF, lauded the public's response to the auction, during which Sharjah Police dedicated the complete proceeds from the sale of three plate numbers for TBHF's humanitarian work worldwide.

The birth of this kind of selfless humanism, she said, is the result of the vision and direction offered to us by Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. She is the chairperson of TBHF and UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children.

Al Hammadi underlined that the initiative is the first fruit of TBHF's strategic collaboration with the Sharjah Police. She specified that the funds raised through this auction will go into supporting and empowering children and the youth in regions affected by turmoil and disasters.

The rest of the auction's results can be found on the company's website www.EmiratesAuction.com or through its smartphone app.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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