Wednesday 23rd January 2008
A young businessman paid Dh2.61 million (c. £460,000) for car number plate ‘11111’ in an auction conducted by Abu Dhabi Police and Emirates Auction at Emirates Palace Hotel. Emirati Salem Buharoon, 33, who owned Golden Class Rent a Car in Abu Dhabi won the sought after number after fierce competition among three bidders. One of the competitors who backed out at the last stage told Gulf News the price was high for such a five-digit number. Salem told Gulf News he wanted the number desperately for his Ferrari, so was ready to pay a big amount.