New Identity for Dubai Vintage Cars; RTA unveils unique number plates

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Classic cars in Dubai are getting a new identity as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introduced new number plate designs for vintage vehicles, inspired by plates used in the 80s.

The new system which was introduced under the directive of Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Dubai Executive Council will introduce a striking change from the existing brown plates.

The new color scheme for the plates is dominated by yellow and includes modifications to ensure design alignment with Dubai’s standard vehicle plates.

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer
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“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.”

“The new design meets all the required technical standards. The plates have a touch of luxury and feature innovative digital printing. Moreover, they are not affected by different climate conditions, added Al Tayer.

The design has two elements: The words “Dubai” and “Classic” are written on a yellow background in both Arabic and English, while the number is written on a white background.

To be designated as classical, the vehicle have to be 30 years old and must comply with the technical testing requirements for registration.