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Your chance to own fancy number plates

By Staff

The Licensing Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will hold its 90th number plate auction on March 19 at Al Ras Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City.

Registration of potential bidders will open today (Sunday, March 13). There are about 80 vehicle plates going under the hammer.

 “Staging the 90th open auction is intended to fulfill the needs of a broad spectrum of community members, especially those fond of obtaining flashy number plates. The forthcoming auction, the first-of-its-kind this year, will offer 2, 3, 4 and 5-digit plates,” said Sultan Al Marzooki, Director of Vehicles Licensing, RTA Licensing Agency.

“The auction will offer numbers appealing to the public covering codes H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q and R; which makes it capable of satisfying the needs and wishes of number plate enthusiasts.

“Open auctions are extremely popular as they offer individuals a chance to attend in person and engage in bidding for snatching the distinguished plates they fancy. Moreover, open auctions are hugely competitive often marked by intense bidding in a transparent manner,” added Al Marzooki.

“Registration for the auction will open today and continue up to March 19. Registration can be made through RTA customers’ service centers in Dubai (such as Umm Al Ramool, Deira, and Al Barsha), or RTA portal (www.rta.ae). The process requires depositing a retrievable security cheque amounting to Dh25,000. Bidding will start at 4.30 pm,” he explained.