RTA launches auction of quad bike numbers


Staff Reporter  www.khaleejtimes.com

DUBAI – Quad bikers in Dubai, known for their penchant for adventure and thrills, now have another thing to fancy about.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started offering unique number plates for quad bikes at the online auction held by its Licensing Agency.

Quad bike plates made their online auctioning debut in the recently held eighth online auction by the agency and the top rate of Dh49,000 was offered for the binary no 69, according to a senior official.

Mohammed Abdul Kareem Nimaat, Director of Vehicles Licensing at the RTA Licensing Agency, said: “The auction saw heated bidding among 112 participants vying for vehicle plates and quad bike plates and the latter made their online auctioning debut in order to satisfy the desire of bikers to buy distinguished binary numbers for their bikes. Such a trend is perceivable now as the cooler weather kicks in and the number of quad bikers practicing on desert terrain is on the rise.”

Followed by the no. 69, no.100 was sold for Dh46,000, ahead of plate 33, selling for Dh38,000.

The eighth online auction held via RTA’s website in October attracted wide participation from various community members who were keen on acquiring their fancied plates online. About 350 number plates were on offer comprising four and five-digit licensing numbers of different codes for vehicles and quad bikes; which were well received by bidders whose bids generated total revenues of Dh2,393,900.

Nimaat said the eighth online auction had added to the successes of previous online auctions, underscoring the importance of such auctions to a chunk of community members who find great fun in selecting number plates online in a time-saving experience and hassle-free environment.

“The success of the auction gives us a big boost to move forward in delivering better quality services to our customers who are rearing to own distinguished numbers.  Therefore the Roads and Transport Authority is planning to hold the ninth online auction in next December, said the Director of Vehicle Licensing.