Dubai RTA auction saw more than 100 plates sold for upwards of $6.8m
The number plate ‘T 50’ sold for AED2.44 million ($664,000) at the 102nd open distinctive number plates public auction held by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
This was closely followed by the plate ‘L 21’, bearing the Expo logo, which went for AED2.34m ($637,000).
The event saw around 100 plates of two, three, four and five digits sell for a grand total of AED25,138,000 ($6,844,928).
The huge variety of plates on offer were of diverse codes, namely - H-I-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Z. Some 20 of them were released for the first time showing the Expo logo.
A statement from the RTA said: “Through offering distinctive licensing plates at open or online auctions, RTA is seeking to provide a neutral and transparent platform that avails fair opportunities to number plate enthusiasts. Participating clients seek to avail numbers of symbolic reference to important events and occasions in life.”
Proceeds of the 102nd open distinctive number plates public auction held by RTA at InterContinental Dubai-Festival City Hotel on Saturday 28th September amounted to AED 25,138,000 (Twenty Five Million, One Hundred & Thirty Eight Thousand Dirhams). pic.twitter.com/Pp8d7pne71— RTA (@rta_dubai) September 29, 2019