Distinctive phone numbers now up for grabs in the UAE

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Looking for a telephone number that stands out? Well, now you can get your hands on it and at the same time do some good. On Tuesday, Etisalat and Du will auction five distinguished telephone numbers each to support Reading Nation, a campaign to donate five million books to poor and refugee children and hundreds of libraries worldwide.

Up for grabs for the highest bidders are 056 5555555, 056 8888888, 054 4444441, 054 4444443 and 054 4555554 from Etisalat and 052 3333333, 052 5222222, 052 2222223, 052 5555554 and 0524444442 from Du.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had announced the Reading Nation auction last week and had donated items from his official collection including a 106-year-old piece of the Kaba cover (Kiswa), embroidered with gold and silver threads, and artworks.

The auction, curated and conducted by Emirates Auctions at Madinat Jumeirah, will include five distinguished licence plate numbers from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority as well.

Etisalat and Du had donated Dh3 million each at the launch of the Reading Nation campaign. They have also dedicated toll-free numbers through which individuals can make donations to the campaign.

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