Dubai vehicle owners to get new number plates from January


Dubai vehicle owners to get new number plates from January
NA121014-DS-GITEX- New Dubai Plates on display at the RTA Booth at the Gitex Technology Week held at the World Trade Center in Dubai on Sunday, October 12, 2014. KT photo Dhes Handumon

The service, which comes at a cost, will be completely optional. Also, motorists will not have to wait till registration renewal for the new number plates.


Muaz Shabandri

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Published: Sun 12 Oct 2014, 7:39 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:33 PM

New Dubai number plates
Photo: Dhes Handumon/Khaleej Times

Dubai: Motorists in Dubai will soon be able to get their hands on the official Dubai logo number plate. The new number plates are expected to roll out from January next year.

Speaking with Khaleej Times, Ahmad Hashem Behroozian, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, said: “Motorists will be able to order the new number plates through the RTA app. It will be an extra service mentioned as ‘replace a number plate’.”

The pricing of the new number plate has not been announced but the senior official confirmed people will have to pay for the new number plate design.

“A motorist will have to place an order online or through the RTA app to get the new number plate design. It won’t be a walk-in service offered at the RTA customer care centers. The number plate can be changed anytime once it will be available. People will not have to wait till the renewal of their car registration.

He added that the new plates were being provided to promote the logo and motorists will not be forced to adopt the new design.

“The service will be completely optional and it is not mandatory,” he explained.

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