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Dubai vehicle registrations soar 65% in first nine months

RTA figures show more than one million vehicles registered in first three quarters of year

Dubai vehicle registrations soar 65% in first nine months
VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS: Passenger vehicles represented the bulk of registrations, accounting for 86 percent of listed vehicles (Getty Images)

The
number of vehicles registered in Dubai increased by 65 percent in the first
three quarters of this year to exceed one million, government data shows.

Figures
from Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) published by the Dubai Statistics
Centre (DSC) show 1,029,634 vehicles were registered in Dubai in the first nine
months of 2010, up from 624,462 in the year-earlier period.

The
figures include both new and renewed registrations.

Passenger
vehicles represented the bulk of registrations, accounting for 86 percent of
listed vehicles and representing a rise of 68 percent on the same period in 2009.

In
the nine months to September 30, the number of motorcycles registered in the
emirate doubled to 18,883, up from 9,223 in the year-earlier period.

In
2009, new vehicle registrations represented around a fifth of the total number
of registrations. New registration data for 2010 is not yet available.

 

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