Emirati Abdullah Al Mehri from Abu Dhabi bidding for car plate Number 1. (Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News)

Emirati businessman pays Dh31million for Abu Dhabi Number 1 car plate

Plate number 1 has fetched a whopping Dh31 million at the Vanity Number Plate Auction

Abu Dhabi: Plate number 1 has fetched a whopping Dh31 million at the Vanity Number Plate Auction held on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, a bid six times the reserve price.

Speaking to Gulf News, 32-year-old Emirati Abdullah Al Mehri from Abu Dhabi said: “I’m so excited that I won plate number 1, it feels amazing and I was willing to pay any amount to get the plate number. I often come to auctions like that and fetch the most unique numbers at the highest bids.”

Amid loud cheers from enthusiastic Emirati and expat bidders who were waiting anxiously for the unique numbers to appear on the screen.

Plate number 7 was auctioned at a staggering Dh13,400,000 to Abu Mohammad, an Emirati businessman who participated for the first time in a number plate auction. “I chose the plate number seven because it represents the seven emirates of the UAE.”
Abu Mohammad also fetched plate number 11 at Dh6,150,000.

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Source: gulfnews.com