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Services A to Z

List of links to the eServices of the United Arab Emirates Government

Visa and Emirates ID

Tourist visas, visit visas, entry permits, residency permits and Emirates ID

Jobs

Job search, regulations, employment process, contracts and more

Education

Education

Education system, schools, higher education, eLearning, scholarships and more

Businesses

Business

Planning, starting, running and closing businesses on the mainland and in free zones

Moving to the UAE

Health, education, jobs, visa, Emirates ID, transportation, finance and more

Justice, safety and the law

Justice system, community protection, human rights, cyber security and more

Visiting and exploring the UAE

Flights, hotels, itineraries, visas, money exchange, shopping, customs and more

Digital UAE

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched the Mobile Government initiative to make government services available round the clock. The initiative is in line with Vision 2021 that foresees high quality of life that is sustainable and preserves national identity.

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News

UAE Future

The UAE aims to establish the first inhabitable human settlement on Mars by 2117. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that the project is a seed that the UAE plants today and expects future generations to reap the benefits, driven by its passion to learn to unveil a new knowledge. He issued directives to Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre to lead the Mars 2117 project and prepare a 100-year plan for its implementation.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the independent power producer (IPP) model. It will generate 1,000 Mega Watts (MW) by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030. The first phase of this project began operations in 2013 with a capacity of 13 MW. The second phase began operations in April 2017 with a capacity of 200 MW. The third phase will begin operations in 2020 with a capacity of 1,000 MW, while the fourth phase of the project will begin operations by the last quarter of 2020 with a capacity of 5,000 MW. The project will have the world’s tallest solar tower, measuring 260 metres.

Vision 2021 is a long-term plan that aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by the year 2021 when the UAE will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its formation as a federation. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched 'Vision 2021' in 2010, during a Cabinet meeting.

Between October 2020 and April 2021, Dubai will host the next World Expo, Expo 2020, which will have more than 192 nations exhibiting and welcome an international audience of 25 million visitors. The theme of Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. It recognises that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures, nations and regions.


Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri calendar. It is considered holy because the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) during this month. Muslims observe Ramadan by fasting from dawn to dusk. Such fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam.

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Pioneering initiatives

The UAE regularly launches several initiatives to fulfill the goals of Vision 2021. While most of these initiatives are in the areas of health, education and labour, several are also in the areas of leadership, trade and path-breaking technologies. Read more about the UAE’s initiatives.

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Year of Tolerance—2019

Instilling values of tolerance carries on Sheikh Zayed's legacy. It is one of the most important attributes that we can give to our people and the global community to ensure their safety, stability and happiness - H. H. Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE made this statement while declaring 2019 as the Year of Tolerance in the UAE.

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Bashr

Bashr is an eService that grants investors the ability to establish a business in the UAE within few minutes in a quick, easy and secure way without visiting any entity. It provides a bundle of services including trade licence, Chamber of Commerce membership number, ICA establishment card number, MOHRE membership number and work permit quota.

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Content enhancement of Government.ae

The official portal of the UAE, Government.ae, is inviting you to enrich its content and add value to the portal for the people living, working, visiting and investing in the UAE. The aim of this campaign is to improve the quality of content, keep people better informed and make citizens’ and residents’ daily experiences easier.

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UAE's Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy

The UAE is intensifying its efforts to become a hub and the world’s first open lab for experimenting and adopting latest technologies. It has designed its 4th Industrial Revolution Strategy to provide a practical framework and support national efforts in adopting advanced technologies and transforming future challenges into opportunities.

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Made in UAE

‘Made in UAE’ is a unified national mark that classifies and recognises the products and goods manufactured in the UAE. The mark can be printed, fixed, attached or engraved on the licensed products and goods and used for any advertisement or promotion purposes for the licensed products and goods only. Learn the guidelines.

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UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence

The UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) will rely on AI investments in various sectors, services and infrastructure projects and achieve the objectives of UAE Centennial 2071. It marks the post-mobile government phase.

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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding President of the UAE

The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established the foundation for a strong, united federation which welcomed modernisation while preserving the cultural and social heritage of the UAE. His objective was to invest in Emiratis and reap out of their active participation in building the nation.

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Statistics

1The UAE passport’s rank worldwide

According to Arton Capital's Passport Index, the UAE passport holds the 1st position globally as of 1 December 2018. A UAE passport holder can travel easily to 172 countries around the world; 117 destinations offer visa-free travel and 55 offer eVisa or visa on arrival at the airport.

 

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