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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Will the world's most expensive truffle be sold in Dubai?

Five truffles will be sold at the local Dubai auction with a final, signature truffle being sold off from Alba to worldwide bidders.

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Al Jalila Foundation.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the Al Jalila Foundation.

The World Alba White Truffle Auction come to Dubai for first time. The annual event will be held at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference centre with satellite links to the Grinzane Castle in Alba, Italy (the historical location of the auction) and Hong Kong.

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Al Jalila Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai.

The 2016 auction, which linked Philadelphia and Hong Kong with Alba, sold a twin truffle weighing 1.17 kilograms to Chinese chef, Zhenxiang Dong for €100,500 (Dh434455)

Five truffles will be sold at the local Dubai auction with a final, signature truffle being sold off from Alba to worldwide bidders.

“Partnering with IRC and Al Jalila Foundation to bring such a unique event to the region for the first time is a real honor. The proceeds are going to such a great cause and we’re thrilled that we can give back to the community in such a way”, said Shaun Parsons, General Manager, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre.

The auction will be held in The Great Ballroom on Sunday November 12 at 4:00pm which will also be part of the ‘Italian Festival Week’ - a calendar of events organized by IICUAE dedicated to the Italian community living in the UAE.

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