Traders in vehicle numbers plates have to obtain a permit for conducting this business from the Department of Economic Development, after which they can interact online through the Roads & Transport Authority's web portal and follow the steps leading them to obtain a full permit .
They will be enabled to open their own files and add the previously owned plates to the newly acquired ones to streamline the selling and buying process with their potential customers. This e-permit will be the first of its kind in Dubai.
According to the Deputy Director of Vehicles Licensing Abdullah Abdul Rahman, a number of rules and regulations for trading in vehicle number plates have been drawn up. The new rules are set for implementation in the first quarter of 2012.
"These new controls, which will be put into effect early this year, are set to generate positive response among the traders of vehicles number plates as they will enable them the possibility of obtaining an unlimited number of plates from the RTA compared to the previous situation where they could obtain only a limited number of plates," said the Deputy Director of Vehicles Licensing.