The most expensive burger in the world was sold two days ago for Dh36,700 ($10,000) in Dubai.
The sale was part of the initiative, Pink Bite – Pink Caravan’s breast cancer charity auction event – by Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development, Sharjah, and Co-founder of Musafir.com, in support of their mission of raising awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and offering free screenings.
“I have been an ambassador of Pink Caravan since the very beginning and I am extremely honoured to be here today,” said Sheikh Al Thani.
“Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for US$7,000 (Dh25,700), and this year we wanted to top that.
“Of course, all proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage.”
Seven of Dubai’s top chefs got together with Pink Caravan ambassadors, and their support teams, who were paired up in a random draw of chits, who then went on to put together innovative pink-themed creations inspired by Emirati cuisine at their live stations.
During the hour-long auction, all ambassadors tried to sell their dishes at the highest price. Sheikh Al Thani sold four of his signature burgers, one of which was bought by the owner of the luxury lifestyle magazine in the UAE, Villa 88 Magazine, for Dh36,700.