Indian Businessmen Balwinder Sahani paid 33 million dirhams ($9 million) for a Dubai license plate for one of his Rolls Royces.
Plate “D5” was sold at an government auction on Saturday, as per local media reports. Sahani, who possesses a property management company , additionally acquired another plate for 1 million dirhams. He purchased the number O9 a year ago at a bartering for 25 million dirhams, Sahani told Gulf News.
Auction license plate numbers are a major attract the United Arab Emirates where a shorter number is a materialistic trifle pined for by the rich. In 2008, Businessmen Saeed Al Khouri, paid 52.2 million dirhams for the number 1 tag in Abu Dhabi, a record for the nation.
Eighty number plates went under the sledge at Saturday’s closeout in Dubai. Offers for the “D5” plate began at 20 million dirhams and the returns of the deal will go to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority.