Dubai launches special licence plates for classic cars

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A new licence plate design has been launched for classic cars in Dubai.

The move comes under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

According to the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the new design was inspired by plates used in the city in the 1980s. 

"With the new design, the plates can be clearly and easily read from a distance. The design has two distinct elements - the words Dubai and Classic are written in both Arabic and English on a yellow background, while the number is written on a white background," said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

"RTA will start issuing the new plates for classic vehicles to interested owners from November 2020. Requests can be placed either through RTA’s website or the customer happiness centre in Deira."

In a marked change from the current brown plates, the colour scheme of the newly designed plates is dominated by yellow and features improvements in order to ensure that the design is aligned with Dubai’s standard vehicles plates.

Cars must be more than 30 years old and meet technical testing requirements in order to be classified as classic vehicles. 

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