Former series 1970-1980 Diplomatic plates were in a squarer format with the Arabic embassy number at the top left, the Arabic serial number at the bottom right with a red diagonal band from bottom left to top right edged in black or blue. On the band was C.D. هيئة دبلوماسية (“diplomatic corps”) in white.

Former series 1980 – 2000. Diplomatic plates where white on black, an embassy code number, (94 unknown, probably a sample plate) at upper right and a serial number at lower left, both in Arabic. Across the plate from upper left to lower right was a red band edged in black , later blue, with the western letters C.D., a vertical divider and هيئة دبلوماسية (“diplomatic corps”) in white.