Xian Jun Xu poses next to his Rolls Royce with the special number.
Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
The Public Resources Authority in Ras Al Khaimah announced that a Chinese investor, Xian Jun Xu, purchased a car number plate (No. 1), “Code X”, in the emirate, during a special auction for distinguished car numbers and plates that was held on Thursday.
The special plate was allocated to a luxury car Rolls Royce.
He bought the car purely for the special number plate.
Gulf Today learned that the price of the exceptional plate was phenomenal but was not disclosed.
According to the authority, the Chinese businessman was impressed by the number plate issued from Ras Al Khaimah, which prompted him to purchase it which bears the number 1, the X code. He installed it on a luxury car at a simple ceremony hosted by the ENOC Village for Car Inspection and Registration in the emirate.
Xian, who owns a car showroom in Dubai, said that the aesthetic of the new number plate in Ras Al Khaimah and its distinct and striking design motivated him to purchase the number plate (1) and the code (X), with which his name begins.
For the luxury car, which adds more aesthetic value to the car, he expressed his thanks to the Public Resources Authority in Ras Al Khaimah, which issues distinctive car number plates in exotic shapes and designs.
Maysoon Al Dhahab, Acting Director General of the Public Resources Authority in Ras Al Khaimah, confirmed that the car number plates issued from Ras Al Khaimah are of interest to various groups and nationalities.
The number plate factory is keen to provide everything that would serve the community and contribute to reinforcing the emirate's position, which is proceeding steadily in the paths of comprehensive development at all levels.
Omar Al Mannai, Executive Director of Emirates Auction, stated that the company is keen to provide services that please the public, who wish to acquire vehicle plates bearing distinctive numbers.
He stressed that the acquisition by a resident investor in the country of a distinctive number plate indicates its effective performance and its ability to attract those wishing to acquire distinctive numbers for their vehicles through best practices and standards, with high transparency and dynamism.
The number plate (12 W) was the highest, selling at Dhs4 million followed by the number plate (20 Z), auctioned at Dhs2,760,000 and while number (222 Z) made Dhs1,750,000.
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