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Dubai set to launch new generation of car licensing plates

New dual code plates unveiled as stock of single code plates is about to be exhausted

Dubai set to launch new generation of car licensing plates

Dubai's transport authority on Saturday unveiled a new generation of vehicles licensing plates which will come into effect early next year.

The first lot of the new dual code plates will be released in an open auction to be held on December 9 at Westin Hotel (Habtoor City).

This package includes 10 distinctive single, dual, triple, quadruple and Penta digit plates of Code AA namely 7, 10, 12, 100, 333, 786, 1000, 8888, 77777 and 55555.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said: “This new initiative underlines RTA’s keenness to satisfy the needs of customers aspiring to own distinctive number plates, especially as the stock of single-code distinctive plates is about to be exhausted.

“The new design of vehicle number plates is clear and easy to read from a distance... RTA would start replacing the existing plates of light vehicles by the newly designed plates as of February 2018."

He added: "The replacement will be gradual and in lots according to a time chart to be announced in future."

A plate bearing Dubai brand in black can be added at a cost of AED35 for short plates and AED50 for long plates. Others opting for the coloured Dubai brand Plate need to pay a fee of AED400.

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