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Applying For A Commercial License Plate

This service enables you to apply for issuing a commercial plate number.


​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.​


Companies, agencies and showrooms working in the field of vehicle trading are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Copy of the Emirates ID of the authorised person
  2. Copy of the passport of the authorised person
  3. Insurance of the commercial plates
  4. Official letter in Arabic from the company + copy of the trade license
  5. Company's certificate of incorporation
  6. Trade license
  7. Annex of partners


  • Commercial plate numbers
  • Ownership card of commercial plate numbers.

Service fees

  • 150 AED service fees
  • +10 AED knowledge fee
  • +10 AED innovation fee.


1 year.

Average processing time


Ways to apply


Through service centre:

  • The customer presents the required documents at the service centres
  • The customer is required to settle the service fees
  • The customer receives the ownership card with the numbers
  • The customer receives the plate numbers.

Terms and conditions

  • The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) allocates commercial plates for major agencies that are known in Dubai and also for accredited showrooms in the emirate to be used for transporting vehicles.
  • The Licensing Agency (LA) specifies the number of plates according to the demand
  • One person must be authorised to sign on behalf of the company
  • The company is required to settle all traffic fines before applying for this service
  • The plate numbers must be only used by the company that owns them
  • The traders who work for the company must use vehicles that have these plate numbers
  • The company must apply for a new commercial plate number in case of losing the plates
  • The plate numbers are for the company and not for the vehicle
  • The plate must be insured by a private insurance company
  • The company must add a Salik tag on the commercial plate.


  • Question 1: Is it possible to get a commercial plate for a company if the trade license is issued in another emirate?

Answer 1: No.

  • Question 2: What is the colour of the commercial plates?

Answer 2: Commercial plates are white with blue graphics.

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