How to Get a Personalised Car Number Plate in UAE: Complete Guide [2024]

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 by Vadim

Stand out on UAE roads with a custom number plate. Learn the step-by-step process for changing your car’s number plate in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other emirates.

Dubai: RTA Process

Step 1: Buy or Reserve a Number Plate

  1. Visit and log in with UAE Pass
  2. Navigate to Licensing Services > Plates > Buy New Plate Number
  3. Choose and pay for your desired plate

Step 2: Change Your Number Plate

  1. Select ‘Change Vehicle Plate Number’ under Vehicle Licensing Services
  2. Choose vehicle and new plate number
  3. Select plate size and design
  4. Pay for the new plate

Step 3: Collect Your New Plate

  • Visit an RTA or Tasjeel centre
  • Bring Emirates ID and vehicle registration card

Abu Dhabi: Tamm Website Process

  1. Visit and sign in with UAE Pass
  2. Select and purchase desired plate number
  3. Visit Abu Dhabi Police traffic department to cancel old plate and register new one

Cost: Starts from Dh70, varies by plate type

Other Emirates: MOI UAE App Process

  1. Log in to MOI UAE app with UAE Pass
  2. Navigate to Vehicle Services > Change Vehicle Plate Number
  3. Select car registration and choose new plate
  4. Pay for the plate
  5. Visit local traffic department to exchange plates


  • Short plates: Dh35 each
  • Long plates: Dh45 each
  • Sports plate: Dh500
  • Emirates logo plate: Dh200

By following these steps, you can easily personalize your car’s number plate in the UAE, adding a unique touch to your vehicle.

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