Smart Dubai completes phase 1 of digital identity project

UAEPASS initiative, a nationwide programme for digital identity, has so far integrated seven government entities
Smart Dubai completes phase 1 of digital identity project
Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment.
By Sam Bridge
Fri 26 Apr 2019 10:00 AM

Smart Dubai has successfully completed phase one of the UAEPASS initiative, its nationwide programme for digital identity, integrating seven government entities to date.

This allows citizens, residents, and visitors in the emirate to access these entities’ services via smartphones, without the need to visit service centres, and with a single set of login details.

The seven government entities are the Dubai Department of Economic Development, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai Police, Dubai Courts, Dubai Land Department, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Dubai Civil Defence.

UAEPASS is a national digital identity platform, launched in October 2018 in partnership with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority, the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

Smart Dubai is in charge of integrating local government entities to the platform, which is being conducted in consecutive phases. 

Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment, said: “The ambitious national programme for digital identity is a key pillar in the process of enabling many digital transformation initiatives at the local and federal levels. It also supports the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy to create an advanced paper-free future for government services – an important element of transforming Dubai into a smart city.”

“Smart Dubai is making major strides towards building the happiest and smartest city in the world by employing advanced technology in all areas of life, by providing exceptional services and experiences, and by saving time and effort,” he added.

“What Smart Dubai has achieved with the integration of seven vital government entities in the emirate of Dubai is a first step in a comprehensive plan to enable users to have unified access via digital identity to all digital services provided by government entities in the country.”

To register for UAEPASS, users can download the application from iOS and Android app stores and sign up in three steps - Scanning their Emirates ID, verifying their mobile number and email address, and setting their UAEPASS Pin.

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