Licence plate Q2 up for grabs

91 unique number plates on offer in auction next month

Gulf News

Dubai: If you missed the opportunity to grab the much sought-after single digit licence plate D5, which was auctioned in October for Dh33 million, here is your chance to try your luck again.

After creating enormous interest and revenue in the 92nd number plate auction last month, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is all set to offer 91 unique number plates in the next auction on December 17, including a single digit number Q2.

The October auction saw 80 number plates going under the hammer, generating Dh66.68 million for the RTA.

This is the third time a single digit number will be up for grabs in Dubai, with the Indian businessman Balwinder Sahani managing to win in the previous two occasions.

Sahani bagged D5 for Dh33 million in October at an RTA auction, after having bought O9 for Dh25 million at a charity auction organised by Jallila Foundation last year.

The 93rd open auction will be held on at Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, offering two-, three-, four- and five-digit plates. Registration for the auction will open a week before the auction, on Saturday, December 10.

“The 92nd auction was hugely popular as it attracted about 500 bidders, reflecting a remarkable increase over the previous attendance figures. It has prompted us to offer another chance to the public to engage in a positive competition by offering a new single-digit plate Q5 apart from an array of unique plates,” said Ahmad Behroozian, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency.

Some of the plates on offer include I10, C888, L11111 and C55555.

The auction will also see a draw for plate P479, which will be offered to a lucky winner from among the registered participants.

Interested bidders can register at RTA’s Customer Happiness Centres at Umm Al Romool, Deira, and Al Barsha.

Registration can also be made through RTA’s website (www.rta.ae), or through Drivers and Vehicles App as well as from the venue against a fee of Dh120.

Each participant is required to have a traffic file and needs to deposit a security cheque of Dh25,000 in order to complete the registration process.

Registration for the auction will remain open until the day of the auction, and bidding will start at 4.30pm.

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