Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority’s Licensing Agency is gearing for offering superb packages of number plates for the first time via the 91st Open Auction scheduled on May 28 at Princess Hall, Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.

About 80 distinctive plates with two, three, four and five digits will be on offer, and registration will open on Sunday.

“Launching the 91st open auction stems from the need to serve the demands of customers spanning a wide spectrum of community members, especially those interested in obtaining flashy vehicle number plates. The forthcoming open auction will see the auction debut of new codes namely W, U, S and X over and above an array of distinctive codes, each comprising two-, three-, four- and five-digit plates,” said Sultan Al Marzouqi, Director of Vehicle Licensing, RTA’s Licensing Agency.

“This auction will witness a variety of eye-catching plates both in terms of numbers and codes rolled out for the first time in a public auction highlighted by plates coded U, S, H, R, W, X, J, K, L, M, N, O, and P, which will fulfil the needs of quite a sizeable number of interested individuals. Open auctions are attractive to the public as they enable them a chance to engage in realising their wishes, besides the transparent and competitive bidding in obtaining fancied plates,” added Al Marzouqi.

On procedural aspects of the auction, Al Marzouqi said: “Registration for the auction will start on May 22 and continue through May 28 via RTA’s customer service centres (Umm Al Romool, Deira and Al Barsha) in Dubai, or online through ( Registration requires depositing a retrievable cheque amounting to Dh25,000 and bidding would start at 4.30pm.”