Traditional Arabic dish sells for $30,000 in Saudi

A traditional Arabic rice dish has reportedly been sold at a charity auction for $30,290 (SR113,600) in Saudi Arabia

A serving of mandi, a rice dish made with chicken or lamb, was sold for more than $30,000. Photo for illustrative purposes only.
A serving of mandi, a rice dish made with chicken or lamb, was sold for more than $30,000. Photo for illustrative purposes only.

A traditional Arabic rice dish has reportedly been sold at a charity auction for $30,290 (SR113,600) in Saudi Arabia.

The money paid for the serving of mandi, a rice dish made with chicken or lamb, will go towards helping improve living conditions for orphans and those in need, reports sister publication Arabian Business.

The total income of the fundraising was about $36,412 (SR136,550), Abdullah Al Alaiwat, head of the charity that organised the event told Saudi daily Okaz.

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