Split image of the most expensive car registration at an auction

Known as one of the most lavish and exotic cities in the world, Dubai is home to hundreds of record-breaking achievements in every sector you can think of!

Ranging from the tallest building to the deepest swimming pool for diving, Dubai is home to many superlatives.

And now, it's added the most expensive car registration in the world to the list.

The plate number “P-7” was bought for a whopping $14.97 million (AED 55 million, £12.04m) during an auction.

The auction, held at Four Seasons Hotel Jumeirah, was for charity and was held by Emirates Auction.


أغلى لوح ترخيص سيارة ⭐ 55 مليون درهم إماراتي من قبل "الإمارات للمزادات" لرقم اللوحة "P 7"

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Proceeds from the sale went to One Billion Meals, a campaign by the ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to help vulnerable people around the world during the holy month of Ramadan.

Multiple license plates were auctioned that night with others selling for between AED 140,000 ($38,000; £30,557) and AED 2,950,000 ($800,000; £643,885).

Model display of license plate number Dubai p 7

Fancy some more expensive record titles? We have you covered!

Most expensive car

A question that intrigues most car enthusiasts, what is the most expensive car on the planet?

The answer belongs to a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé which sold for $142 million (£115 million; €135 million) during an auction by Sotheby’s in Stuttgart, Germany.

With only two ever made, this car is one of the rarest in the world, with a unique design and an impressive, rich history.

Most expensive house built

The world’s most expensive private house is a massive 27-storey personal skyscraper named Antilia.

Located in Mumbai, India, the record-breaking home belongs to Mukesh Ambani.

Constructions costed approximately $2 billion (£1.2 billion) back in 2010.

So what’s so special about this place? Check out what is inside:

  • A total living floor area of 37,000 m² (400,000 ft²)
  • Health spa
  • 50-seat cinema
  • Ice cream room
  • Ballroom
  • Yoga studio
  • Three helipads
  • Multiple swimming pools
  • Nine elevators
  • 168 parking spaces

Most expensive painting

Let’s move to art and talk about the world’s most expensive painting.

The price, $450,312,500 (£343 million) for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi.

It was sold at an auction in New York, USA, by Christie's in New York. The buyer was Prince Badr bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

The famous painting depicts Jesus making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding a crystal orb in his left, signalling his role as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World).

Most expensive watch sold at auction

At a price tag of 31 million Swiss francs ($33.6 million; £24.3 million), a one-off stainless-steel edition of the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A, grabs the title for the world’s most expensive watch sold at auction.

The record-breaking bid was held at the Only Watch auction at Christie's in Geneva, Switzerland, with 99% of the proceeds used to fund research into muscular dystrophy.

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