RTA number plate auction fetches Dh24 million

The binary plate N-38 was the sale topper fetching Dh2.2 million, while the three-digit plate O-786 was sold for Dh935,000.

By Staff Report

Published: Thu 20 Nov 2014, 3:05 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:01 PM

The 84th Open Number Plates Auction held by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai fetched the agency Dh24.595 million.

Mohammed Abdul Kareem Nimaat, Director of Vehicles Licensing at RTA Licensing Agency, said: "About 100 plates were offered in the auction and the public is showing increasing interest in participating in these regular auctions, with almost 200 persons in attendance from various spectrums of the community. The binary plate N-38 was the sale topper fetching Dh2.2 million, the three-digit plate O-786 was exchanged for Dh935,000, the four-digit plate L-6666 brought back Dh700,000, and the five-digit plate L-33333 was sold for Dh860,000.

"The auction saw positive rivalry between bidders who were electrified and thrilled by the diverse and comprehensive offering comprising an array of distinguished numbers under a variety of codes. The Licensing Agency will continue to stage open and online number plate auctions as they cater to the aspirations of the public in acquiring distinguished plates through the means that suits them in a transparent and clear selection and buying process,” said Nimaat, adding that the next open auction would be held next December.

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