250 plates of three, four and five digits to be auctioned

250 plates of three, four and five digits to be auctioned

Dubai: The Licensing Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced its five-day online auction where it will release about 250 licensing plates comprising three, four and five digits of (H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R and S) codes, said a senior official on Friday.

Registration for the 48th online auction opens on June 4 while the auction will be spread over five days beginning on June 11 from 8am onwards.

Sultan Al Marzouqi, director of Vehicle Licensing, RTA Licensing Agency, said the intense public participation in open or online auctions and the positive competition for plates were indicative of the importance of these auctions in maximising the happiness and satisfaction of number plate enthusiasts.

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Al Marzouqi highlighted the importance of online auctions to a large segment of the community who prefer such particular auctions as they find the liberty of selecting their fancied numbers in a hassle-free environment. “These auctions also contribute to enhancing the online services of Vehicle Licensing Department under an annual plan aimed at improving the quality and standard of processing transactions of the public,” he added.

Al Marzouqi added that participation in the auction requires depositing a security cheque for Dh5,000 in addition to a Dh120 participation fee. “Registration of bidders will be at the RTA’s Customer Happiness Centres at Umm Al Ramool, Bur Dubai and Deira as well as Al Twar Municipal Centre. Deposits could be made via credit card if registration is made online through RTA website (www.rta.ae),” said Al Marzouqi.

“The successful bidder has to pay the due amounts within 10 working days from the auction closing date. The department shall refund deposits to customers, in the same method they were paid. Conditions of the auction stipulate that the bidder must have a vehicle registered in Dubai or a driver licence issued from Dubai,” added Al Marzouqi.

Interested residents can contact a team from RTA’s Call Centre or call toll-free number 8009090 for all information related to the auction, including procedures of participation or payment.