UAE Residents Allowed Temporary Vehicle Use After Severe Weather Causes Number Plate Loss

According to authorities, affected vehicle owners must first apply for a "To Whom It May Concern" certificate. This certificate can be conveniently obtained through the Dubai Police website, streamlining the process for residents amidst the challenges posed by the aftermath of the severe weather

Dubai Police Confirm Procedure for Motorists Amidst Severe Weather Aftermath

As severe weather wreaked havoc on April 15 and 16 in the UAE, leaving many residents grappling with the aftermath, several motorists found themselves facing an unexpected dilemma: the loss of their vehicle number plates. However, amidst the chaos, a glimmer of relief emerges as Dubai Police provide clarity on the temporary use of vehicles for affected individuals.



Dubai Police, in response to inquiries from Khaleej Times, have confirmed that motorists who have lost their number plates due to the recent severe weather are permitted to utilize their vehicles temporarily. However, there are specific procedures that must be followed to ensure compliance with regulations.


According to authorities, affected vehicle owners must first apply for a “To Whom It May Concern” certificate. This certificate can be conveniently obtained through the Dubai Police website, streamlining the process for residents amidst the challenges posed by the aftermath of the severe weather.


The “To Whom It May Concern” certificate serves as a formal acknowledgment of the circumstances surrounding the loss of the vehicle’s number plate. 



This document is crucial as it provides legal authorization for motorists to continue using their vehicles while awaiting the issuance of a new car plate by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).


Dubai Police emphasize the importance of adhering to the prescribed procedure to ensure that motorists remain in compliance with the law. By obtaining the necessary certificate, individuals can mitigate any potential disruptions to their daily routines caused by the loss of their vehicle’s number plate.


Furthermore, authorities underscore the significance of promptly applying for a new car plate from the RTA once the “To Whom It May Concern” certificate has been secured


Timely action will facilitate the seamless restoration of normalcy for affected motorists, enabling them to resume their regular activities without undue inconvenience.


In light of the unforeseen challenges posed by the severe weather, Dubai Police reassure residents that measures are in place to address the repercussions and alleviate any associated hardships. 


The provision for temporary vehicle use underscores the commitment of authorities to prioritize the welfare and convenience of the community, even in the face of extraordinary circumstances.


As the UAE continues to recover from the impact of the severe weather, collaboration between government agencies and residents remains essential in navigating the aftermath and rebuilding affected areas. 


By following the prescribed procedures and exercising patience and understanding, individuals can contribute to the collective effort to overcome challenges and emerge stronger from adversity.


In conclusion, amidst the disruption caused by the recent severe weather, Dubai Police provide clarity on the temporary use of vehicles for motorists who have lost their number plates. 


By adhering to the prescribed procedures and obtaining the necessary documentation, affected individuals can navigate this challenging period with confidence, knowing that measures are in place to support them during the recovery process.


This article was created using automation and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed


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