At an auction that garnered $26 million for a Ramadan food appeal, a Dubai number plate with the number “7” sold for a whopping $15 million.
On Saturday night, a charity auction in Dubai fetched over $600,000, surpassing the $500,000,000 goal of the United Arab Emirates’ “1 Billion Meals Endowment.”
After the Emirati businessman Saeed Khouri spent $14.2 million in a charity auction in 2008 for Abu Dhabi’s number one plate, number Plate 7 has surpassed it as the most costly in the United Arab Emirates.
The Emirates News Agency said on Saturday that 15 days after the campaign’s beginning, the halfway point has been reached with donations totaling $140 million from more than 87,000 major contributors.
The number plate was sold in a fund raising campaign
With the goal of raising AED1 billion ($272 million), the UAE’s endowment fund has set a dinner price of AED1.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, launched the initiative last month to create the world’s largest Ramadan sustainable food relief endowment fund.
Secretary-general of Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives Mohamed bin Abdullah Al-Gergawi remarked that the campaign’s success in raising Dh514 million ($140 million) from 87,000 donors was evidence of the UAE community’s dedication to the ideals of giving and solidarity.
In a community-wide response indicative of the UAE’s tradition of giving and charity, the sum was donated by people, corporations, public and private sector organisations.
This effort expands upon the progress made by similar campaigns in the prior three years. For the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UAE, “10 Million Meals” in Ramadan 2020 was the first and greatest demonstration of solidarity of its type. The “100 Million Meals” programme, which launched the following year during Ramadan, was the greatest regional food support drive to date, reaching 20 nations across the Arab world, Africa, and Asia.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been actively supporting international efforts to end world poverty, and last year’s “1 Billion Meals” was the largest regional event of its type, offering 1 billion meals in 50 countries.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the largest Ramadan sustainable food relief endowment fund, translating its humanistic attitude by creating a new paradigm of sustainable charity.
Donations and contributions to the endowment fund are still being accepted by the campaign.
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