Sebastian Sykes18 Aug 2019 AT 03:37 PM

The ‘DubaiDino’ is now being auctioned off

The Dubai Mall’s famed Diplodocus skeleton is up for grabs for AED14.6 million
Sebastian Sykes18 Aug 2019 AT 03:37 PM
The ‘DubaiDino’ is now being auctioned off

If you have millions of dirhams and see yourself as a collector of sorts, we’re pretty sure this prehistoric feature will make an amazing addition to it.

The iconic ‘DubaiDino’ skeleton at The Dubai Mall is being auctioned off by Emirates Auction in the Middle East’s first online auction of its kind.

If you’re interested, the starting bid is set at AED14.6 million, and will end on Sunday August 25. Have that lying around? Head over to the Emirates Auction site right here.

We can imagine whoever nabs it will need a lot of space in their home, as the 155-million-year-old skeleton stands at 24.4 metres-long by 7 metres-high.

The ‘DubaiDino’ also weighed five elephants when it was in its prime, so good luck moving it.

The famed Diplodocus was set up in The Dubai Mall’s Souk Atrium in 2014, originally found in the sleeping position in 2008 in Wyoming, USA.

The bones were sourced through Khalid Seddiq, founder of Etihad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi, and were then put on permanent display at the mall. Until now, that is.

That’s not all, nearly 90 percent of the skeleton's bones are orginal. We can see why its set at such a high price.

For the cheaper dino experience, you’ll want to check out Dubai Garden Glow’s Dinosaur Park when it opens back up again this October.

For more information, head to www.emiratesauction.com.

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