Qataris spend millions on car number plates

AFP/ Doha – Super-rich Qataris are splashing out millions on “fancy” car number plates in an online auction run by a government department.

So far, more than 4.2 million Qatari riyals ($1.1 million) has been pledged on just 24 separate and unique car registration numbers being auctioned by the interior ministry of the energy-rich state.

The bidding started on Tuesday afternoon and ends on Thursday night. By Wednesday, the highest single bid was 460,000 riyals for the number plate 377773.

Bid prices are expected to increase over the course of Thursday.
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Source News: Gulf Times