Now, get your favourite number plate online
The RTA announced on Wednesday that customers can now check out both available and unavailable numbers as well as those that are likely to be available in the future.
Sultan Al Marzouqi, director of Vehicle Licensing at the RTA’s Licensing Agency, said: “This service does not only allow customers to enquire and buy the current codes, but also future codes (Up to Z). Customers can log onto RTA’s website (www.rta.ae) by clicking ‘Inquiring about Distinctive Number Plates’ to know about the available numbers and buy them online.”
He added that the system has been developed and programmed to provide information about available and unavailable numbers along with their prices.
The system also enables enquiring about numbers in four different ways: by code, by number of digits, by entering the numbers required, or by the price.
The RTA also offers distinguished number plates through online auction as well as through live auctions, drawing huge interests from enthusiasts with some plates going for millions of dirhams.
Last year, the single-digit plate D5 was auctioned for Dh33 million, the highest priced number in Dubai.
A TOTAL of 58 number plates are due to go under the hammer at Highlands College next week as part of an auction organised by the Infrastructure Department.
During the last two events, the auction raised more than £421,750 with the money going towards buying equipment for Driver and Vehicle Standards – the department’s authority which oversee the registration of the Island’s vehicles.
In 2013 one anonymous individual paid £71,000 for the plate JSY 1.
Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel said that he was expecting one number plate to receive particular interest from bidders this year.
When you are getting a valuation for your private registration number, think about the fact that certain types of number plate match will lead to much higher worth. These include plates that represent names, initials, models or makes of cars, or words.
The rarity and desirability of any combination of letters and numbers on a registration plate will essentially determine its value on the market. Bear in mind that there is only one version of every number plate in existence, so each is basically rare because it’s unique. But its value requires more than that exclusivity, it must also be worth something to somebody else. People will pay more for a good representation of their name than they will for an average representation of their initials, for instance, so how well a number plate depicts the word, interest, name or initials in question can add or subtract £hundreds or even more from its price tag.
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