A custom vehicle number plates auction by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) raised a staggering AED 15.3 million, with a number plate ‘V 12’ fetching AED 7 million.
AED 7 million for a Dubai number plate
Picture this: you’re rolling in a convertible Rolls Royce Phantom worth AED 1.5 million to your villa in Jumeriah Islands worth AED 5 million, leading a lavish lifestyle and still saving hundreds of thousand dirhams. Would you give it up for a unique motor number plate? Chances are you would deny the offer unless you’re a high roller at RTA Dubai’s recent auction, which sold a double-digit ‘V 12’ number plate for AED 7 million!
Most expensive Dubai number plate sold for AED 33 million
If the AED 7 million price tag comes as a shocker, you’d be surprised to know a Dubai-based businessman purchased a number plate ‘D 5’ for a record-smashing AED 33 million!
Property developer Balwinder Sahni made the final bid for the single-digit number plate, installing it on his pearl white Rolls-Royce Phantom.
As if AED 33 million isn’t enough for one number plate, Sahni purchased another number plate, ‘O-9’ for AED 25 million.
AED 8.3 million-worth number plates sold at RTA auction
Apart from the ‘V 12’ bid, RTA’s auction raised an additional AED 8.3 million, selling custom number plates like ‘I 334, ‘X 505’, ‘S 20’, ‘R 506’ and ‘Y 66.’ Here’s the breakdown of each and every sale:
I 334- AED 266,000
X 505- AED 570,000
V 12- AED 7,000,000
S 20- AED 4,060,000
R 506- AED 222,200
Y 66- AED 3,200,000
Total: 15.3 million
(Featured photograph credit: RTA Dubai)