I Lost my Car Number Plate in Dubai, Here’s How I Replaced it

I Lost my Car Number Plate in Dubai, Here's How I Replaced it

I noticed the front Dubai number plate of my car was missing when I parked it last night and when I checked the CCTV cameras to see if someone took it off, turns out I came home without it.

The car number plate might have dropped off when I was driving on the highway, unfortunately, I can’t drive my car until I have a plate replacement from RTA otherwise, Dubai Police won’t be happy about that.

Required Documents

Follow along with the detailed guide. You’ll need a copy of the following documents with the originals present with you just in case.

  • The car registration (Mulkiya) 2 copies
  • Driver License
  • Emirates ID

Reporting a Missing Number Plate to Dubai Police

The first step, you need a lost item report from Dubai Police for RTA to issue another plate. Head to the nearest police station in Dubai with a copy of your Mulkiya.

The police officer will take the Mulkiya copy and start making a report for a lost item in the system, it takes a minute. The report will be printed and stamped and handed over to you.

Dubai Police Report Fees: AED70.

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A sample from Dubai Police lost item report. Fees Dhs70

 

Receiving Dubai Number Plate from RTA

Now that you have a police report, you need to go to an RTA office, not any RTA office is okay. You need a branch with plate factory and we recommend the RTA headquarters in Deira near the airport. Attached is the location.

Dubai Number Plate Replacement

In the Road and Transport Authority office you need to pay another 70 dirhams for each plate number you’ve lost. That’s the replacement fee. Attached is a picture of RTA number plate receipt.

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Payment voucher from RTA to get your new plates replacement. Fees 70 per plate

Do the payment at the counter and head to the number plates counter, the officer will ask you to wait few minutes. Then you will be handed a brand new plate to attach on your car.

That’s it. You paid 70 at Dubai police. Another 70 in RTA. Making the total bill 140 dirhams to replace your lost car number plate.

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The new number plate replacement from RTA after I lost the old one

Total Costs

  • AED 70 – Dubai Police lost item report
  • AED 70 or 90 – per plate depending on plate size
  • AED 5 – Printing services

35 comments

  1. hi
    I lost my front side numberplate
    and applied through the website but after 4 days it came as rejected what may be the reason can anyone…

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  2. Hi

    I lost my rear number plate, should I have to online register or I can go with same car in quasis n register my complaint

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  3. Hi I received the police report from al quasis station, shall I go online to RTA to apply for the car plate replacement ?
    Can I Still drive without my rear plate number ? RTA is close since there’s restrictions to drive ( 24hrs sterilization) cant kindly advice . thanks

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  4. hi, I lost the rear plate number,since there’s a restrictions to drive in dubai (24hrs sterilization) as im living in sharja. pls let me know to apply by online and get the plate to replace.

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  5. I lost the rear plate number,since there’s a restrictions to drive in dubai (24hrs sterilization) as im living in sharja. pls let me know to apply by online and get the plate to replace.

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  6. anyone know where in website is for car plate number?
    I went to lost Items and in list I cant find anything about plate number!
    i see only documents passport jewelry mobile material money!

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  7. I lost my front number plate, still waiting for my lost item certificate which applied through Dubai Police App.
    Can i still drive?

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  8. I applied online and paid for lost number plate, I didn’t recieve any Intimation of next steps! Now what ?

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  9. Hi,

    Can I know what the procedure would be if I lost the rear plate of an Abudhabi registered car in Dubai?
    Will I still need a police report from Dubai considering it was lost while in Dubai?

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    • Reshma, I’m not quite sure in this case, just so you don’t pay any costs without being sure, please call Dubai Police and ask about this matter. Hope you get a replacement soon and let us know the results.

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  10. As of today, December 18th 2017, you have to apply via Dubai Police APP (NOTE APP, not never online or website). This is from experience.

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      • Hi,

        Can I know what the procedure would be if I lost the rear plate of an Abudhabi registered car in Dubai?
        Will I still need a police report from Dubai considering it was lost while in Dubai?

        Reply
  11. The process has changed as of 1st of November 2017.

    You now need to complete the Police section online via Dubai Police website, under lost items, for 70aed.

    The rest of the process hasn’t changed.

    Reply

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