Raising around AED 20m from Zayed Centennial open plates auction

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The Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed that its 100th Open Distinctive Number Plates Auction held yesterday at the Hilton Dubai Hotel, Al Habtoor City had fetched AED 20 million.

The the fancied dual-number plate (AA88) which raised one million 800 thousands dirhams, and (Z68), which refers the first meeting between the late Sheikh Zayed and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum at Al Sumeih to unify all Emirates on the Gulf Coast, and raised one million 400 thousands dirhams, proved a hit with clients accounting for most proceeds of the auction which has witnessed an intense competition between registered bidders representing a diverse cast of community members.

The proceeds of plates bearing Code (Z) symbolising historic milestones in the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will be allocated to charitable activities in collaboration with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai.

The RTA had offered 80 eye-catching plates of two, three, four and five-digits of Code J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U and X. These plates are highlighted by the six exclusive plates of Code (Z). The Auction also featured the offering of the exquisite binary plate (AA88). The six exclusive plates of Code (Z) were; (Z1918): which has a symbolic reference to the birth date of the late Sheikh Zayed. (Z1946): Refers to the year Sheikh Zayed took the reins of power at Al Ain city. (Z1968) and Z68): Bear reference to the first meeting between the late Sheikh Zayed and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum at Al Sumeih to unify all Emirates on the Gulf Coast. (Z1971): Symbolizes the establishing the UAE federation. (Z2018): Represents Zayed Centenary; which is also the Year of Zayed.