The Dubai Mall’s dinosaur skeleton to go on sale

The starting bid for the diplodocus is at Dhs14.6 million

The Dubai Mall’s dinosaur skeleton to go on sale

Ever dreamed of having your own dinosaur? If you have a few million dirhams lying around, that won’t be a dream for much longer.

The Dubai Mall’s very own diplodocus skeleton is set to be auctioned off online, and its starting bid is set at Dhs14.6 million.

Organised by Emirates Auction, it’s the Middle East’s first auction of its kind online, and if you’re interested, bids are expected to end on Sunday August 25.

Known as the ‘DubaiDino’, the 24.4 metre-long by seven metre-high skeleton, weighed the equivalent of five elephants in its prime. But that was 155 million years ago.

The skeleton was set up in the Souk Dome at The Dubai Mall back in 2014, but was originally displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in the US state of Texas.

The diplodocus was found in the sleeping position in 2008 in Wyoming, USA. Not much has been changed either, as nearly 90 percent of the bones are original.

If you prefer to get your Jurassic kicks for much cheaper, Dubai Garden Glow has its very own dinosaur park. It expected to be back open this October.

Now we just need to find somewhere to fit it...

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