Dubai Customs auction raises Dh12.5 millions

Dubai: Hundreds of bidders looking for a bargain took advantage of a three-day auction hosted by Dubai Customs and DP World to dispose of abandoned container goods not claimed by their owners. An official told Gulf News on Wednesday that the Jebel Ali auction was the largest auction held at Dubai Jebel Ali Port.

Advertised in media in the lead-up to the event, he said, the recent auction raised Dh12.5 million. As many as 35 different types of goods were auctioned off from rows of 533 containers with their doors open for bidders to inspect items inside.