Classic Cars to receive new number plates in Dubai
Owners of classic cars in the emirate of Dubai can now make their vehicle stand out even more with a retro-inspired, yellow-white number plate that was a common sight over 30 years ago. A big change from the current brown hue used to distinguish classic number plates, the new color scheme features improvements to ensure design alignment with the emirate’s standard vehicle plates.
“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. 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 center in Deira,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA.
Specific criteria for classifying a vehicle as classic include being over 30 years old, apart from meeting technical testing requirements.