“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Can I get yo numba?
In Dubai they have a system with their car license plates. The plates begin with the number 1 and continue upwards based on how many cars there are in Dubai. For example Makhtoom's car is number 1 and to give you perspective, Hend is number 45,837. So the lower the number is on the plate the more affluent you are. Usually double digits are royalty. Around town I've seen some really low numbers and have been taking pictures. Today at the gas station one of Makhtooms kid pulled up in #5. I should have introduced myself, maybe next time.
This affluent Emirati even had his own tricked out recreational semi! I know this isn't a service vehicle because it has regular plates and not industrial ones.
License Plates, just one more way to show your wealth in Dubai.