Since its inception, the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has been making an all-out effort to provide the best infrastructure and a safe driving environment to the residents of Dubai.
Due to all these efforts, Dubai became the second-best global city for driving, when looking at the quality of infrastructure, the safety of drivers, and driving associated costs. (source: Driving Cities Index 2019).
What differentiates RTA from other similar institutions around the world is that it not only focuses on developing modern infrastructure but also contributes in the celebration of various festivals in the UAE. Therefore, in February 2020, RTA launched an Expo 2020 number plate to play its part in celebrations of the event, the first of its kind in the Arab World.
What is Expo 2020?
The World Expo is a global exhibition that is held once every five years. It runs for six months with the aim of gathering global players to discuss pressing issues that the world is facing as well as talking about how to accelerate the adoption of innovative and disruptive technologies. The theme of the Dubai Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. It was initially planned to run from October 20, 2020, until April 10, 2021.
However, there is a delay of one year because people have held back their travel plans due to COVID-19. Now it will be held from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. Despite the delay, the global community is enthusiastic about the event. They are eager to gather in Dubai and join hands to make this event a major success. The delay will give all the participants more time to prepare for the expo. The name Expo 2020 will be retained.
What is the new number plate launched by RTA?
The new number plate launched by RTA contains the Dubai Expo 2020 logo, i.e., golden rings. The golden rings are an inspiration from the 4000-year-old ring that was found in the Dubai desert a couple of years ago. The ring is part of more than 10,000 artifacts discovered by archaeologists from different places all over the UAE during the past 2-3 years. The aim of the initiative by RTA is manifold. First and foremost, RTA wants to engage motorists in this mega event. The involvement of the public is vital for the success of the exhibition. Secondly, it is an attempt to support the government in hosting the exhibition. Again, the success of the Dubai Expo 2020 depends on how well various government institutions collaborate with each other.
How to get the new number plate?
Getting the new Dubai Expo number plate for second-hand cars in the UAE or even new cars is very convenient as the entire process is online. Below are the steps that you will need to follow:
- Visit the RTA website and click on “Driver and Car Owner.”
- Next, hover your mouse on “Vehicle Licensing,” and select “Dubai Branded Number plate.”
- On “change Plate Design” page, accept the terms and conditions and click on “Apply for Service.”
- Enter your vehicle details and click on “Search.” Go for “Expo Logo Plate” and select the desired number plate size.
- You are all set! The final step is to select the delivery method for the number plate.
How much does the new number plate cost?
The Dubai Expo 2020 number plate comes at the cost of AED 200. In addition, there are nominal service charges. Adding all this takes the total cost of the number plate to around AED 430. To put the cost into perspective, a normal number plate has a total cost of AED 85. This includes AED 35 for the small plate and AED 50 for the larger one. The additional cost of the Dubai Expo number plate is for sure compensated by the value of contributing to a historical event. Don’t focus on the cost, focus on a lifetime opportunity of being part of Expo 2020.
Why should you get the new number plate?
This is a vital question that remains unanswered, i.e., why should one spend AED 430 on getting a new number plate? What are the advantages? Expo 2020 is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the residents of UAE to be part of something historical. The exhibition is first of it’s kind in the Arab world and will have a positive impact well after it is over. In fact, the government of Dubai plans to convert 80% of the expo site into District 2020. The district will be a multi-purpose facility to help UAE fast track it’s objective of transitioning into a knowledge-based economy. Such is the significance of Expo 2020.
Therefore, it makes sense when RTA is enthusiastic about the event and wants to involve the public by creating a special number. Another advantage of the Expo 2020 number plate, if you decide to leave your special number plate when you plan to sell your second-hand car in UAE, is that it may enhance its valuation as it will give it a special touch. As a car owner you also have the option to retain your number plate but will need to obtain an owner’s certificate from RTA for that.
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