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Classic cars in Dubai to get retro 80's style numberplates

Classic cars in Dubai to get retro 80's style numberplates

The Emirate's Roads and Transport Authority will begin issuing the new plates from November

Owners of cars that are more than 30 years old can apply for the plates
Owners of cars that are more than 30 years old can apply for the plates

Classic car number plates in Dubai have been redesigned to look like those issued in the 1980s.

The new plates will be issued from November, said the Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

In a marked change from the current brown plates, the colour scheme of the newly designed plates is yellow and white.

They've been re-designed to align with Dubai’s standard vehicle plates, under a directive from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

“With the new design, the plates can be clearly and easily read from a distance," says Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general of the RTA.

"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,” adds Al Tayer.

Requests for the new plates can be placed either through RTA’s website or the customer happiness centre in Deira.

To qualify, cars must be over 30 years old and meet technical testing requirements.

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