IN­DIA BUSI­NESS­MAN PAYS US$9M FOR DUBAI PLATE

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DUBAI: An In­dian busi­ness­man has paid US$9 mil­lion (RM37 mil­lion) at auc­tion to grab a sin­gle-digit car reg­is­tra­tion plate in Dubai, feed­ing a pas­sion for “unique” num­ber plates. Bal­winder Sa­hani, who owns a Dubai-based prop­erty man­age­ment com­pany, spent AED33 mil­lion on the “D5” num­ber plate, in an auc­tion or­gan­ised by the road au­thor­ity, Gulf News daily re­ported on Sun­day. “I have col­lected 10 num­ber plates so far and I am look­ing for­ward to hav­ing more. It’s a pas­sion. This num­ber will go to one of my Rolls-Royces,” he said. – AFP

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