Got Dh250,000 to spare? Two digit number plates to go under the hammer in Dubai

The top plates, which are expected to draw Dh250,000, are I 98, L 51, and N 34.

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DUBAI // Collectors are expected to pay more than Dh250,000 for some licence plates this Saturday.

The licensing agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is set for its 82nd Open Number Plates Auction, with about 100 to go under the hammer.

Mohammed Nimaat, director of vehicle licensing, said the RTA organised open and online auctions each year.

“The coming open auction comprises a plethora of numbers that will be appealing to the public, particularly as the mix includes two-digit plates as well as three, four, and five-digit plates bearing codes H, I, J, K, L, M, N and O.”

The plates expected to fetch Dh250,000 are I 98, L 51, and N 34. The auction will be the first time code O plates have been offered.

“The auction promises to be highly appealing to the public as it offers a comprehensive platform for distinguished plates and acquiring them in a highly competitive, transparent, clear and secured environment,” said Mr Nimaat.

“Registration can be made either through visiting RTA’s customer-service centres in Dubai or online.

“The registration process requires depositing a security cheque of Dh25,000, which can be withdrawn afterwards in case no successful bid is made.”

Registration for the auction, which will be held from 8am to 4pm at RTA’s head office, began on Sunday and will be open until Saturday.