Dubai Police will auction hundreds of mobiles, laptops, iPads

Time Out has information as it is announced Dubai Police will auction hundreds of mobiles, laptops, iPads and cameras, including details on how to register

Love bidding but not a fan of antiques? We have just the right event for you, but you’ll have to hurry!

Dubai Police have just announced via Twitter that they’ll be holding an auction on Thursday August 18 for lost and confiscated goods from around the city.

Judging by one of their Facebook posts from last March, we can expect to see everything from mobile phones, cameras, watches and iPads to laptops.

We also have a sneaking suspicion they will also be auctioning off some of the supercars gathering dust in the airport car park but make sure you call them +9714 2162519 or +9714 2166999 to find out if this is the case. You can also email

The event will take place at the General Department of Airport Security from 9am to 12pm.

Before you rush to the phone, bear in mind that there are a set of steps you have to follow to have the right to participate in Dubai Police auctions.

The bidder must be registered with Dubai Police and have a trader registration number issued by the Department of Economic Development.

When attending the auction, you should carry photo ID and pay a deposit fee of Dhs1000, refundable at the end of the auction.

There’s also a non-refundable fee of Dhs100 for taking part.

Any goods that are won through bidding must be paid for in cash or electronically and you’ll have five days to collect them.

As for the origin of the items going under the hammer, they’re a combination of goods that have been found but not reclaimed by their owners for more than three months and other materials owned by Dubai Police.

If you miss out on the chance to take part in Thursday’s event, make sure you follow Dubai Police on social media as they do hold fairly regular auctions.

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