Special number plates for cars went under the hammer on Saturday, fetching a total of $7.54 mln (AED27.7 mln) at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) 95th distinguished number plates auction.
The car plate number R13 was sold for AED2.92 million and H33 that fetched AED2.82 million.
CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency Ahmad Hashem Behroozian was quoted by Gulf News as saying that the revenue of $7 ml raised on Saturday “reflects the remarkable popularity and demand for unique number plates in Dubai”.
“The number plates auctions organised by the RTA are marked by transparency and enthusiasm. They measure up to the aspirations of customers who seek exclusivity in this regard,” Behroozian told Gulf News.
Last November, D5, the first single digit number offered by RTA in an open auction, was won by a Dubai-based Indian businessman Balwinder Sahani for a record $9 mln.