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Dubai turned 100% paperless through digital transformation



Dubai turned 100% paperless through digital transformation

Dubai turned 100% paperless through digital transformation. This achievement of Dubai marks the beginning of a new era in Emirates. So, Dubai has digitalized life in all aspects.

The need for paper transactions will completely vanish. Also, Dubai has completely transformed and turned into a smart city. The authorities have completely removed the need for documents or other papers.

The digitalization will allow the residents to avail themselves of various benefits through the DubaiNow app. The DubaiNow application allows using more than 130 smart services of the city.

100% paperless strategy

The Dubai Paperless strategy was launched in 2018. Now, the Crown Prince of Dubai announced that they have achieved the goals of the strategy. The Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai also accompanied the Crown Price in the announcement.

Now, Dubai is the world’s first country to achieve the goal of becoming 100% paperless. Dubai has also been established as the chief digital capital of the world.

So, there is no need for any employee, customer or official of the Dubai Government to print any document or paper. However, if they are required to print anything, they have to visit the nearby service or typing centres.

Five phases of the strategy

Dubai’s 100% paperless strategy was implemented in five phases. Also, these phases were implemented consecutively. Each phase enlisted different groups of the Dubai Government.

However, the strategy was completely implemented at the end of the fifth phase. So, All the 45 government organisations in the Emirate have dismissed the use of paper. Also, hese organisations are providing residents with more than 1,800 digital services. The residents can also easily access 10,500 transactions digitally through these entities.

First phase

These government entities included in the first phase of the strategy were:
  • Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
  • Dubai Police
  • Department of Economic Development, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

    Second phase

The second phase was initiated in 2019. So, the government entities included in the second phase of the strategy were:

  • Dubai Courts
  • Community Development Authority
  • Dubai Public Prosecution
  • Municipality of Dubai
  • Dubai Health Authority
  • General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs
  • Knowledge and Human Development Authority
  • Dubai Customs

Third phase

The third phase began at the end of 2019. So, the government entities included in the second phase of the strategy were:

  • Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services
  • Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
  • Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department
  • Dubai Media Incorporated, Department of Finance
  • Dubai Culture
  • Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department
  • Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children
  • Dubai Government Human Resources Department

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Fourth phase

The fourth phase began in March 2020. So, the government entities included in the second phase of the strategy were:

  • Dubai Statistics Center
  • Dubai Women Establishment
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment
  • Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation – Trakhees
  • Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation
  • Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)
  • Dubai Sports Council
  • Maritime City Authority of Dubai
  • Dubai Air Navigation Services; and Dubai Airports

Fifth phase

The fifth phase began in June 2020. So, the government entities included in the second phase of the strategy were:

  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
  • Dubai Future Foundation
  • Nedaa Professional Communication Corporation
  • Dubai Government Workshop
  • Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects
  • Supreme Legislation Committee
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation
  • Directorate General of Civil Defense Dubai
So, finally, Dubai turned 100% paperless through digital transformation.
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Hackers are thwarted by UAE’s cyber defenses



Emiratis strengthen cyber defenses

Several countries are working closely with the UAE to strengthen the digital ecosystem. IT infrastructure of the nation told Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti. The UAE government’s cyber -security chief. In an exclusive interview with The National. Dr. Al Kuwaiti said collaboration with several countries was the key to the UAE’s success.

Above all, A leader in the UAE government’s cyber security department, Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti. Said the country is in the process of building a secure, robust cloud infrastructure.

Above all, He said that to build and maintain the UAE’s digital ecosystem. Several other countries must participate, according to The National.

“All businesses at every scale and government enterprises can conduct their business seamlessly from the UAE with our state-of-the-art advanced cloud ecosystems.”

However, Mr. Al Kuwaiti stated on the sidelines of Intersec. A global event focused on emergency services, security, and safety held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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In the UAE, as in other nations, the country is undergoing digital transformations. Which are making us more dependent on technologies, and there are more and more. Moreover, it opens a larger threat landscape to counteract cyber crimes, top experts from the private sector are working with big and small companies.”

Cyber criminals have emerged as the biggest threat to cybersecurity

Moreover, Providing investors across the globe with platforms like this conference. Which helps us work together to enhance our cyber security and to stop cybercrime.

Which isn’t a problem that belongs exclusively to one country. However, A large part of the cause of cybercrime and ransomware attacks comes from the misconception that they are someone else’s problem.

However, Cybercriminals have emerged as the biggest threat to cybersecurity in the past few years. Ransomware allows criminal hackers to take over an organization’s computer system and encrypt its data, then demand ransom to release it.

The number of such attacks might be inaccurate because many might have gone unreported, with victims paying the cybercriminals.

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First signals transmitted by the Dewa satellite



First time the nanosatellite Dewasat-1 has sent a signal from space

This is the first time the nanosatellite Dewasat-1 has sent a signal from space. The satellite launched by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority on a SpaceX rocket.

On Thursday has reached a low orbit of between 525 and 530 kilometers above earth.

Taking roughly 90 minutes to orbit the globe, the satellite travels at a speed of 7.5km per second. The Dubai nanosatellite will enable Dewa to expand its utility.

To reach through the launch of nanosats that support a primary satellite.

Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our production, distribution, transmission, and charging stations divisions, as well as our smart grids, will be possible thanks to this.”

The satellite technology could prove useful to utility companies as it allows them to map.

Moreover, Monitor their infrastructures and determine the effects of their operations on the environment. This information may also be useful for improving their services.

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Dewasat-1 is the first of many satellites

Dewasat-1 is the first of many satellites that Dewa will launch over the coming years. Including satellites to boost the performance of photovoltaic solar panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar park in the world.

As part of the Space-D program, Dewa will use nanosatellite technology in addition to its terrestrial wireless network. To improve communications and enable the digitalisation of its electrical and water networks, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chief executive of Dewa.

Among the features of the project are the use of multispectral. High-resolution thermal imaging devices, such as those found on spacecraft, to collect and analyze data.

However, These devices are particularly suitable for use in electricity and water networks and will be deployed to detect thermal fingerprints in high voltage transmission lines.”


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Abu Dhabi research centre to set up propulsion centre



The Advanced Technology Research Council is to set up a propulsion center to help to put the nation on the fast track in the global space race. The propulsion research center will embrace advances in technology in an effort to make spacecraft go faster and further than before. As well as improve their fuel efficiency and carbon emissions.

Above all, The cutting-edge strategy aims to cement the Emirates’ growing status as a leading player in the space sector.

Over the last few years, the country has made great strides. From placing its first astronaut on the International Space Station to sending Hope Probe on a successful mission to Mars. In a first for the Arab world.

Now the capital’s nerve center for future innovation hopes to steer its lofty ambitions to even greater heights.

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Many people were skeptical about the research

Moreover, At the opening of the ATRC research center about a year ago, Faisal Al Bannai. Secretary-general of ATRC, acknowledged that many people were skeptical about the research. Center’s ability to attract global talent and patent breakthrough solutions.

An alternative energy research center will focus on water security and improving technology applications amid a growing push to convert utility grids to renewable energy.

However, The new research center will build on the UAE’s strengths in genetic engineering, biomaterials, and autonomous devices, and focus on breakthroughs in health care, food, and agriculture.

The state-of-the-art center already has seven operating labs in areas such as quantum computing. Where the building of the Middle East’s first quantum computer is underway – and cryptography.

Abu Dhabi’s applied research initiatives are a critical part of the UAE’s efforts. To diversify from a reliance on oil exports and develop a knowledge-based economy.

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