By Gavin Gibbon
Number '9' plate proves most profitable from 50 lots as it is sold for almost $1m
The number ‘9’ car registration plate has sold for almost $1 million at auction.
Sharjah Police Headquarters earned over $3.6m from a public auction of distinctive car number plates, in cooperation with Emirates Auction.
In total, 50 plates with two, three and four digits were up for auction. The number ‘16’ brought in $326.8m, while ‘88’ came in third, selling for $280.5m; followed by ‘25’, which sold for $277.7m, plate ‘343’ for $51,700, and plate ‘108’ for over $46,000, according to a report on Emirates News Agency (WAM).
General Dr. Ahmed Saeed Al Naour, director-general of Central Operations at Sharjah Police, said: "Principles of transparency and equal opportunities are our goals at the Sharjah Police, and we are instilling these principles in all of our duties and services.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.