Michael and I had heard rumors that there was an auction for buying license plate numbers to indicate status – because you can afford to buy one! It is said that the 3 digit or less license plate numbers are valued at 1 million riyals and more – as the digits get smaller.
So, the other day, this Mercedes pulled up a few parking spots next to me. A very handsome, regal Qatari man was driving. As he stepped out of his car, I approached and asked him if I could ask him a question. He looked a bit shocked, and cautiously said yes..
I stated I’d heard a rumor that license plate numbers with three digits were purchased and quite expensive, I wanted to ask if that was true? He said yes, that this license plate number on his car cost a million riyals. He smiled, asking me if I wanted to buy it…as he started walking away. 🙂
I’ve yet to see a two digit license plate number. I’m thinking those numbers are for high ranking royal family members?