The 113th Open Auction for Unique Vehicle Number Plates, hosted by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), went down at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel on Saturday (September 2).
And guess what? They raked in a whopping Dh49.789 million! That's a 30% jump from the last auction earlier this year, which pulled in Dh38.21 million.
Now, more on the plates. The big winner was Plate (AA 70), going for a jaw-dropping Dh3.82 million. Right on its tail was Plate (X 7777), snagged for Dh3.80 million. Not too shabby, huh?
And don't sleep on Plate (Z 43) – it fetched a cool Dh2.85 million. Then we've got Plate (Y 96) at Dh2.66 million, and Plate (S 888) at Dh2.3 million.
They had a sweet selection too – 90 fancy plates, ranging from two to five digits, all decked out with those snazzy (AA-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z) codes.
See, what the RTA does is pretty cool. They're all about giving folks a level playing field to bid on these unique plates, whether it's at a live event or online. And for many, these plates represent some seriously special moments in their lives.
But one should know that these auctions aren't just for show. They're a big deal for the RTA, 'cause they're all about catering to a wide range of customers. They're always on the ball, keeping an eye on what the market wants, so they can make sure everyone leaves happy and satisfied.