Emirati businessman buys number plate for Dh10 million

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An Emirati businessman, Ahmed Al Marzuoqi, 23; has won the bid to own the exclusive Abu Dhabi number 2 plate for a whopping Dh10 million.The auction was held at Emirates Palace Hotel in the Capital. “I am very excited and proud to get number 2,” he told reporters after the auction of distinguished number plates on Saturday evening at Emirates Palace.

He said he bought the number plate because of it’s significance to the nation. “Number 2 is a historical and very important number. It’s the number that signifies the UAE union which is on December 2,” said Al Marzuoqi. “I’m proud of my country and I want that money to go to charity. This is a year of giving and the police will use the money from the sale of number plates to support the poor and needy people.”

The Emirati beat several bidders for the coveted plate after starting at Dh5 million. The auction was held by the Abu Dhabi Police and Emirates Auction.

The auction was organized on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Abu Dhabi Police, in order to celebrate its journey of developmental achievements and its excellence in security performance and police work in accordance with the highest modern standards, which reflects the vision of the wise leadership and demonstrates the diligence of Abu Dhabi Police in ensuring the satisfaction for enthusiasts of distinctive number plates. This comes within the framework of the strategic partnership between the two sides and in accordance with the highest standards in the organization of public auctions worldwide.

Last year, the exclusive number 1 vanity number plate was taken for a whopping Dh31 million.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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