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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

T-Day for Dubai number plate enthusiasts as RTA puts 250 up for auction

The auction is scheduled for July 23 and registration of bidders begins at 8am on Sunday and will continue for five days

The code T will be offered up for auction for the first time this month by the Roads and Transport Authority.

The auction is scheduled for July 23 and registration of bidders begins at 8am on Sunday and will continue for five days.

About 250 license plates are up on offer at the RTA’s 49th online auction.

The plates comprise of three, four and five digits under the codes A, B, H, I, J, K, L up to T.

To participate users can obtain a username and password through the RTA’s website. Users are required to have a vehicle registered in Dubai or a license issued from Dubai, said Ahmed Bahrozyan, chief executive of the RTA’s Licensing Agency

A bidder must deposit a security cheque of Dh5,000 to an RTA customer service centre in Umm Al Romool, Bur Dubai, Deira or the Al Tawar Municipal Centre.

In the case of payment by credit card, the client must also deposit Dh5,000 as security. Clients need to pay Dh120 in participation fees through the RTA website.

“The successful bidder has to pay the due amount within 10 working days from the auction closing date by cash or credit card through service provider centers or RTA’s customer centres,” Mr Bahrozyan said.

“Failure to clear due payments will result in entering the bidder in the black list.”

Cash payments will be accepted for amounts up to Dh50,000 and payments can be made by certified cheque or credit card for larger amounts.

Residents can approach the RTA’s call centre on 8009090 for more information on participation and payment procedures.

The auctions are popular with number plates such as R13 and H33 fetching more than Dh2 million in May.

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