Saturday’s auction was for special Dubai car number plates and exclusive UAE mobile numbers from Etisalat telecom firm.
Plate number AA9 raised the highest amount of Dh38 million. The highest for mobile number 056 9999999 went for Dh3 million.
The auction was held the patronage and in the presence of Shaikh Mansoor Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council. The event was organised by Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) in partnership with the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, Etisalat, and Emirates Auction.
What was sold
Up for bidding also were five exclusive Etisalat mobile numbers: 056999999 , 0569999993, 0549999993, 0565555556, and 0545555558.
Two donors also donated a total of Dh550,000 before the auction started.
Proceeds will go towards providing food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 30 countries during Ramadan.
Attendees to the auction include several philanthropists, high-profile personalities, and businessmen to support 100 Million Meals.
Although 100 Million Meals campaign reached its target, raising Dh100 million from 185,000 donors in just 10 days, the mission of giving continues.
How to donate
MBRGI is coordinating with regional and local partners in beneficiary countries to ensure swift and efficient food distribution to reach the largest segments of people in need.
Food distribution already started in Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, Angola, Ghana and Uganda, with aims to reach 30 countries across the world. Besides contributing to global efforts to combat world hunger and malnutrition, the campaign aims to form a food safety net and provide a chance to a dignified life among poor populations.
U 31: Dh2.6 million
E 51: Dh2.45 million
T 38: Dh1.8 million
056 9999999: Dh3 million
056 5555556: Dh260,000
056 9999993: Dh150,000
054 5555558: Dh130,000
054 9999993: Dh100,000
Original news source Credit: gulfnews.com