More than 40 million raised in charity auction for Reading Nation
Campaign collects Dh40 million
The charity auction held for Reading Nation campaign launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai collected more than Dh40 million.
Campaign raises funds to buy 7.3 million books
The Reading Nation campaign has managed to raise funds which will help provide 7.27 million books to children in refugee camps and underprivileged students in schools across the world. The highest bid for the night was Dh9.7 million for the unique Dubai plate number R10.
RTA number plates, phone numbers
For the rest of the auction, there will be 10 unique numbers from Etisalat and Du worth millions of Dirhams, as well as five distinct numbers from the Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) put up for sale.
Charity event attracts large gathering
Shaikh Walid Al Ibrahim of MBC group is attending the event and has donated Dh3 million. A three-centuries-old copy of the Quran donated by Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and prevention is now being now auctioned at a current listed price of Dh250,000.
Kiswa sold for Dh2.1 million
The Kiswa was sold for Dh2.1 million after it's current price was listed at Dh2 million.
Collections from the office of Shaikh Mohammad
The charity auction to support the Reading Nation Campaign has just began at Madinat Jumeirah with exceptional collections about to be sold for the first time including items from the private art collections from the office of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai