Dubai’s RTA has sold a number plate for just over $1.4 million (AED 5.2 million). The number plate in question reads “AA 15” and was the highest-fetching number plate at the recent Open Auction for Distinctive Vehicle Number Plates held at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. A few ‘fancy’ vehicle registration number plates were auctioned at the event.
Dubai is one of the wealthiest states in the world. It is not just the government that is wealthy, even the citizens of Dubai are wealthy enough to find new and creative ways to display their wealth. It is not uncommon to find fancy cars in Dubai. Cars that would otherwise be considered rare in most parts of the world are pretty commonplace in Dubai.
In such a situation, the only way to set you and your fancy car apart from other fancy cars is to own a fancy registration number plate. Dubai has in the past held several records for the most expensive registration number plate and with the way things are going, it looks like many such records will be set in the coming days as well.
Car owners in Dubai often seek vehicle number plates that express a message. These numbers often hold great significance to them as they can be a birth date, lucky numbers, an occasion, or an iconic symbol in their lives.
The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) hosts a premium number plate auction once in a few months. The Open Auction held on 20 March 2023 was the first such auction event this year and the RTA raised AED 38.21 million through the many premium number plates auctioned.
Top Five Most Expensive Vehicle Number Plates Auctioned By RTA On 20 March 2023
- AA 15 – AED 5,220,000
- AA 20 – AED 3,780,000
- R 76 – AED 1,880,000
- Y 55555 – AED 1,700,000
- X 6666 – AED 1,320,000
A total of 90 fancy vehicle number plates were auctioned during this 112th Open Auction and all of them belonged to the series AA-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z. If you’re looking at getting a number plate in Dubai for your new car or used car, check out DubiCars’ Number Plate Guide which will give you a detailed insight into how you can get a Dubai Number plate.
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