Emirati businessman buys number plate for Dh10 million

The auction was held at Emirates Palace Hotel in the Capital

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Emirati businessman buys number plate for Dh10 million

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.

“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. More info

By Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi  khaleejtimes.com