17 February 2008

A Number Plate or a Big Mac?

In the UAE, the show-off factor is at high levels. Since everyone drives BMW's, Benzes and Bentleys, showing off how rich you really are depends on what number plate you have on your car (and these go for quite a bit of money, sometimes more than the car itself). The government figures this can actually be quite a good opportunity for extra revenue, and therefore auctions out the supposed "prestigious" numbers, which sometimes fetch ridiculous bids.

This Saturday, a record has been broken for the world's most expensive number-plate. Abu Dhabi plate number 1 has been sold for AED 52.5 million (thats $14.2 million US dollars) to Saeed Khouri.


Damn dude.

So, lets just suppose Mr Khouri decided not to buy the number-plate, what could he have gotten instead? Here are a few options:

1- Private Island:


For $14 million, you could get your hands on this beautiful 373 acre island in Panama, which makes an excellent prospect for either investment (ie, turning it into a resort), or residential development to harbor the ultimate lavish life-style.


2- Two Private Jets:


For $14 million, you could get your hands on a stunning pair of these luxurious Learjets. The utmost pinnacle of luxury, and the ability to fly wherever you want, whenever you want. And hey, when one runs out of gas, you still have the other one!

3- Eighty Bentley GT's:


For $14 million, you could get your hands on eighty Bentley GT's. Picture a ride of the utmost luxury, for you and the rest of the neighborhood!

3- Five Million & Six Hundred Thousand Big Mac's:


For $14 million, you could get your hands on 5,600,000 McDonald Big Mac's. To put this in perspective, that's a Big Mac every day for every single day of your life, for ONE HUNDRED AND NINTEY ONE PEOPLE. Yummy.

22 comments:

Shale bin Agnon said...

Or, for that much money, you could buy looking like a totally spoiled fool to the world. Oh, no, wait, that is what buying the license plate did. My bad.

Redbelt said...

This is hilarious dude!
He probably have all that anyway.

Jay Cam said...

and he bought a number plate instead?! what's wrong with him!

personally, i would have gone for the island

vampyress said...

a copy to all the hunger-struck countries of the world :/

boy_z3 said...

The government should know add the number zero in plate, for an extra money!!

Maya // مايا said...

A vegetarian BigMac for me please! :P

Is that the guy? He's HOT! Mashallah!!! *drools* Forget the money. Hand him over! :P

rosh said...

He's a fool - he gave up all that Big Mac (or possibly 10 million shwarmahs) for a licence plate? Leish bro, what's wrong with people today :)

taqo said...

A3oothubillah...
Just look at those eyes :|

Coolred38 said...

Geez.....he could have at least offered to pay all my bills....he would have had some left over....lol.

Too bad they dont sell the number 0...zero means nothing..and he defintely has nothing in his head.

Anonymous said...

There are people who have no idea where their next meal is gonna come from...

Just goes to show, that sometimes people will pay the impossible just to settle a craving...

His money is probably hard-earned, and he's probably smart with innovation, etc... But, no excuse for being a spend-drift..

Imagine, how much credit he would have got if he spend that kind of money on helping some improvised nation.

:(

'Grey' said...

Damn! there are cheaper ways to get that 15minutes of fame,

One Veg Mc for me too..

Merlin said...

He sounds like a complete ass...

LiB Team said...

Typical Emarati (btw I KNOW there are a lot of smart and hard working ones, but most are lazy fucks so spare me the bashing okay?) all money and no brains. He reminds me of a few relatives I have there, one of their sons is a 2nd intermediate school grade dropout and he got a job with the police force collecting parking meter money, he gets paid 9000 Dirhams a month. Damn.

LiB Team said...

Oh and if it were me, for that amount I would have gone for a generous supply of baseball bats and machine guns.

Qute said...

OH MY GOD !!!!! hello let him give me just a couple og millions and buy the plate by 49 million instead ... i will b e very happy

Enigma said...

wow..but seriously, when u have that much money, mat7is ib qeemat il shay. Shilfayda?

Anonymous said...

What you all don't get is that he is nothing but a pawn. He only used his name, the money probably came from a prince who doesn't want his name to be made public. Typical tactic..

Shionge said...

Gosh...for merely a number plate? Too much money to spare? He could easily feed the poor in most nations, I am not envious of this.

Ria said...

lol -- i vote for five million six hundred thousand big macs!!!

unokhan said...

they got some mighty small acres in panama?

KJ said...

It is an auction so most of the money goes to charity.

Still it is exorbitant.

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