Taking inspiration from the ‘80s era, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) rolled out an all-new number plate for classic vehicles aged 30 and above.
New classic number plates
RTA’s brown number plates with white typography have been around for quite a while until now, with new yellow-and-white number plates for vintage vehicles featuring ‘Dubai’ written in both English and Arabic with a layout similar to standard plates.
“With the new design, the plates can be clearly and easily read from a distance. The design has two distinct elements – the words Dubai and Classic are written in both Arabic and English on a yellow background, while the number is written on a white background. RTA will start issuing the new plates for classic vehicles to interested owners from November 2020. Requests can be placed either through RTA’s website or the customer happiness centre in Deira,”His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.
Your best shot at spotting classic cars in Dubai would be at car meets, automotive events or at high-end localities dominated by high rollers. Not to mention places like Jumeirah Beach Road and JBR, there’s a host of wow-worthy and never-seen-before vehicles!
Number plates a pricely possession in Dubai
Custom-number plates are quite a big deal, with Dubai’s most expensive number plate sold for a whopping AED 33 million in 2016. With that amount, you could buy yourself a multi-family property in Dubai inclusive of a swimming pool, a top-of-the-range Lamborghini Aventador, a month-long stay at the Burj Al Arab and still save millions!
Last month saw Dubai’s RTA sell a number plate, ‘V 12’ for a staggering AED 7 million at an auction.
(Featured photograph credit: RTA Dubai)