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Would you pay Dh5 million for a number plate?

On today’s list of unbelievable things that happen in Dubai, a license plate selling for Dh5 million takes the top spot. 

Yes, that’s right. Your vision hasn’t failed you as you’re reading this. 

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) hosted the 108th Open Auction for Distinctive Vehicle Number Plates on December 18 at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City Hotel. 

The Q 22 number plate fetched a whopping Dh5 million at the auction, taking the crown of the highest bid of the night. 

Other plates of varying degrees of importance sold for upwards of Dh800,000. 

The auction offered 100 unique number plates up for grabs. The collective earnings of the auction added up to Dh36 million. Talk about big bucks. 

An avid reader and writer, Manaal is known for her passion for telling stories. This passion results in her reading everywhere, on the metro, bus, and even in her dreams. In the rare instance, she isn't absorbed in a book, she can be found cuddling with cats, sleeping, and collecting an obscene amount of shoes.

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