Dubai number plate number 5 has just sold at a public auction for £9.7 million.
Dubai resident Balwinder Sahni paid 33 million dirhams (approximately £9.7 million) for a sought-after licence plate at a government auction.
A single digit number plate on your vehicle in the United Arab Emirates indicates you are counted among the wealthiest citizens in the country.
After handing over the small fortune for his winning bid, Sahni, a Dubai-based property developer, had his conspicuous number plates installed on his equally eye-grabbing pearl white Rolls-Royce Phantom luxury automobile.
Sahni has a penchant for Rolls-Royce cars—he currently owns six, with two more on order. Another of his Phantoms wears the number ‘9’ licence plate, which he purchased for $9 million last year.
“It’s hard, people giving comments without knowing the type of person I am,” Sahni said, going on to describe himself as “a simple man.”