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Selling Plate Numbers

This service enables you to sell reserved number or numbers on registered vehicles.


Reference to the UAE Cabinet Decision (30) of 2017 on traffic and traffic safety services, the fees of driving licenses and vehicles are changed. For more information please visit or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.


Individual customers, citizens and residents, and companies that own private vehicles are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Original Emirates ID.


  • Plate number ownership
  • Receipt of fees payment.

Service fees

  • According to the par value (plate number classification)
  • VAT
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.


This service has no validity.

Average processing time

  • Service centres and service providers: 10 minutes.

Ways to apply


Through the website:

  • The customer logs in
  • The customer selects "Licensing services" then presses "Special Plates Enquiry" and enters the plate number he wishes to buy, or the plate code or the plate digits or the cost then presses "Start Search"
  • The customer chooses the plate number, pays, and receives the payment receipt
  • The customer receives the plate number certificate through a courier company.

In case of VIP plate numbers

  • The customer submits the plate application that could take up to 10 working days for approval
  • In case of approval, the customer receives an sms then logs in to his traffic file to pay the corresponding fees and get the payment receipt
  • The customer receives the plate certificate through a courier company

Through customer Happiness Centres and service providers:

  • The customer presents the required documents at the service centre
  • The customer is required to settle the fees
  • The customer receives the receipt and the plates ownership certificate.

Terms and conditions

  • The number must be available on the customer's traffic file.


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