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RTA has announced it will hold online auction of fancy vehicle licence plate numbers from January 31. Image Credit: Getty Images

Dubai: Are you looking for a special number plate for your fancy car or motorbike? Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering 350 catchy number plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits for private and classic vehicles during its 63rd online auction.

Registration for interested bidders will open on Sunday, January 24, and the auction will kick off a week later, on January 31. The online bidding will run for five days only, according to RTA. Plates on offer bear A-B-C-D-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Z codes, in addition to distinctive plates of Code 2 for motorbikes. The 63rd online auction is the first launched by RTA this year.

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Notes to bidders

RTA said selling of number plates is subject to a five per cent VAT (value-added tax). Moreover, each bidder is required to have a traffic file in Dubai and must deposit a security cheque for Dh5,000 in favour of RTA. Bidders also need to pay a non-refundable auction fee of Dh120 and they have the option to make payments at RTA’s Customers Happiness Centres in Umm Al Ramool, Al Barsha and Deira; or by credit or debit card on or on the Dubai Drive app. For more details, call RTA’s toll-free number 8009090.