This guy's ride just got worth a whole lot more. Yes, an Arab businessman paid a record $3 million to purchase a car plate with number 2.
"It is a historic and highly significant number for us because it is the symbol of the establishment of the UAE which was created on December 2," he was quoted as saying by a Russian-language business daily published in Moscow.
The auction saw fierce competition between bidders hailing from all community segments.
The popular auction generated a revenue of more than $15m. 60 distinguished Abu Dhabi number plates were auctioned at Emirates Palace hotel.
Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, held the public auction on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the country's establishment.
The auction listed the numbers on the company's website, including five double-digit plates, 15 three-digit plates, 19 four-digit and 17 five-digit plates.
Fancy numbers like 10, 60, 333, 600, 999, 1000, 1111, 5050, 6000, 6060, 6666, 9090, 9999, 10000, 55555, 60000, 66666 were also sold at high numbers at the event attended by 800 people from across the region.
In November, an Emirati businessman who bought the car plate Number 1 for Dhs 31m at an auction in Abu Dhabi was charged with fraud after his cheque bounced.