License plates celebrating the life of Sheikh Zayed up for grabs

License plates celebrating the life of Sheikh Zayed up for grabs

The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai is conducting a special sale. Six special Z license plates are being put up for auction. These plates are exceptionally distinctive because they commemorate the milestones in the life of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated by the RTA to noble causes in the UAE. The plates form part of a collection of 80 license plates that will be auctioned at the Hilton Al Habtoor city in Dubai. The auction which will be held on November 17, is part of the strategy implemented to commemorate the Year of Zayed.

Those who are interested in placing bids should have a traffic file in Dubai and must essentially deposit Dh 25,000 as a security. The amount can however, be redeemed if no successful bids have been placed. Deposits can be made by cheque or credit card. To register, visit or the customer service centres at Umm Al Ramool, Deira, Al Barsha, and Al Tawar Municipal Centre.

The six license plates are

Z1918: The plate is a reference to Sheikh Zayed’s birth year.

Z1946: The year Sheikh Zayed took the reins of power at Al Ain city.

Z1968 and Z68: These refer to the Al Sameeh meeting, the first between Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, then Ruler of Dubai, to unify the Emirates.

Z1971: The year the UAE was formed.

Z2018: The Year of Zayed celebrations