Dubai number plate AA8 sells for Dh35 million at charity auction

Bid came close to breaking last year's Dh38 million record

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A public auction of distinctive vehicle licence plates and mobile phone numbers in Dubai has raised more than Dh53 million.

All proceeds from the Most Noble Numbers auction will go to the One Billion Meals campaign which was launched to boost efforts to combat global hunger.

Plates sold included AA8, F55, V66 and Y66, all of which went for more than Dh46m.

The event was jointly organised by Emirates Auction, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and Abu Dhabi Police.

The number AA8 topped the list selling for Dh35m, followed by F55 and V66, both of which went for Dh4m each and Y66 for Dh3.8m.

Ten mobile phone numbers from du and Etisalat were also on offer.

Etisalat numbers went for more than Dh5.4m with the number 971549999999 on top of the list sold for Dh5m.

Five special mobile numbers from Du went for Dh725,000.

An online auction for 555 number plates by Abu Dhabi Police will take place on April 17 and 18 and on April 20 another event will be auctioning numbers 2, 11 and 20 from code 2 and plate number 99 from code 1 at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel.

Updated: April 17, 2022, 3:48 PM