Burger sells for $10,000 in Dubai

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We blended burgers...for science

A juicy burger has sold at a charity auction in Dubai... for $10,000.

Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, phoned in the winning bid.

The giant burger contained seven beef patties -- one for each of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates -- aged cheddar cheese and veal bacon strips in a saffron brioche bun.

It was prepared by Russell Impiazzi, culinary director at Le Gourmet in Dubai's Galeries Lafayette, and a member of Qatar's royal family, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani.

"Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for $7,000, and this year we wanted to top that," Al Thani said in a statement. "All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage."

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The auction was run by Pink Caravan, which campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer. Al Fahim said she wanted to support a good cause and honor former Pink Caravan director Ameera bin Karam, who died in a house fire last year.

The pricey burger was one of four that were auctioned, alongside several other dishes. The sale raised a total of $29,633.

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