UAE: Fancy car plates and rare mobile phone numbers fetch Dh111m at charity auction – News

A single digit number 2 license plate with the code 2 was sold for Dhs 23.3 million

Published: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 12:53 PM

Supporting the 1 Billion Meals initiative on Zayed’s Humanitarian Day, Abu Dhabi Police has raised 111 million dirhams at the second in-person charity auction of the noblest numbers for vehicle plate numbers specials and cell phone numbers and the two-day 555 Online Charity Auction.

Proceeds from the charity auction series will go to the 1 Billion Meals initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

The initiative is the largest in the region to provide food aid to disadvantaged and undernourished people in 50 countries.

The auction supports the humanitarian goals of the 1 Billion Meals initiative, which seeks to send one billion messages of hope and solidarity from the United Arab Emirates to those in need around the world, especially at a time when the food prices are rising globally and where hunger is a greater threat. more than 800 million people.

A journey of more than 50 years in charitable action

Major General Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaili, Director of Finance and Services Sector at Abu Dhabi Police, confirmed that under the guidance of the country’s leaders, the United Arab Emirates is continuing its more than fifty-year-long journey in a charitable and humanitarian work that has impacted various parts of the world.

Coinciding with Zayed Humanitarian Day, the Most Noble Numbers charity auction in Abu Dhabi took place to support the efforts of the 1 Billion Meals initiative, where five special vehicle plate numbers were auctioned off.

All proceeds from the auction will be used to support the humanitarian goals of the initiative by providing a food safety net that extends from the United Arab Emirates to those in need in 50 countries around the world, and to meet the challenge of hunger which threatens the lives of 800 people. million people around the world. »

Numbers record in person

At the Most Noble Numbers in-person charity auction held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, the single digit number 2 vehicle plate with the code 2 was sold for 23.3 million dirhams, while the other three two-digit vehicle plates numbers – 11 with code 2, 20 with code 2 and 99 with code 1 – collected Dh5 million, Dh4.25 million and Dh5 million respectively . Additionally, the vehicle’s three-digit plate number 999 with code 2 sold for 1.7 million dirhams.

Additionally, Etisalat’s Diamond mobile numbers collectively sold for a total of Dh419,000. More specifically, 547444444 sold for 160,000 Dh, 542244444 for 55,000 Dh, 542422222 for 52,000 Dh, 547799999 for 52,000 Dh and 567777722 for 100,000 Dh.

In addition, special mobile numbers set up by du were sold for a total of 601,000 Dh – 589999996 for 120,000 Dh, 586666662 for 91,000 Dh, 581111114 for 130,000 Dh, 582444444 for 110,000 Dh and 58622202 for dh. 000.

Most valuable numbers online

The 555 online charity auction was held on April 17-18 and sold the two-digit special vehicle plate number 88 with code 1 for Dhs 3.9 million, making it the most valuable among the 555 special vehicle plate numbers put up for sale throughout the two days.

The three-digit vehicle plate number 111 with code 12 sold for Dh1.6 million, while the four-digit vehicle plate numbers 1111 with code 2 and 8888 with code 1 sold for sold respectively for 1.4 million Dh and 1 million Dh.

The special vehicle plate number 11111 with code 2 sold for 1.9 million Dh and the vehicle plate number 77777 with code 1 sold for 1.5 million Dh.


Donation channels

Donation channels for the 1 Billion Meals initiative include – the official campaign website:; bank transfer to the campaign account at Emirates NBD, number: AE300260001015333439802. Donors can also choose to donate 1 Dh per day via a monthly subscription by texting “Meal” or “وجبة” to 1020 on the du network or to 1110 on the

Etisalat network. Donations can also be made through the campaign call center via a toll-free number 8009999.

1 Billion Meals Initiative

The 1 Billion Meals Initiative, organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), provides food support in coordination with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the Regional Food Bank Network (FBRN), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Arab Emirates Food Bank, as well as a number of local charities and humanitarian organizations in the beneficiary countries. In its efforts to provide food aid to those in need, the initiative contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular to achieve “zero hunger” by 2030.

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