Welcome to

The United Arab Emirates'
Government portalThe official guide to living,
working, visiting and investing in the UAE

Information and services

Services around the clock

Top digital services provided by government entities around the clock

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 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

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.

'The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour' will be the world's tallest tower when completed by 2020. The tower will strengthen the UAE's reputation for innovation and excellence in architecture, engineering and construction and will eclipse Burj Khalifa as the tallest building in the world. It will redefine the nation's already spectacular skyline and set a new global referral point. It will serve as a magnet for tourists and visitors from around the world.


Eid Al Fitr amid COVID-19

This year, we will celebrate Eid Al Fitr while we stay at home, safe. Let’s keep up the spirit of Eid by connecting with our family members and friends virtually and exchange Eid greetings. Observing the precautionary measures to control the spread of COVID-19 is a national commitment. Eid Mubarak.

Learn more


The ALHOSN UAE app

Download the ALHOSN UAE app, the integrated digital platform for COVID-19 in the UAE. Through this app, you can receive COVID-19 test results on your smartphones and detect if you have been in close contact with someone who, in turn, was in close contact with someone infected with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Learn more

Ramadan in times of COVID-19

Ramadan will be different for all of us due to COVID-19. However, the essence of the month will remain intact while we observe fasting and offer Zakat. Let us not forget to maintain physical distance and abide by all the other precautionary measures to contain the virus. Read about the UAE’s rulings on Ramadan amid COVID-19. Ramadan Kareem.

Learn more


Join TRA Academy

Get free online bilingual training in trending topics in business, technology and soft skills conducted by international trainers through TRA Academy.

Learn more


Stay home and shop online

In an effort to help people stay home to curb the spread of COVID-19, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has compiled a list of online shopping applications. These apps will help you get essential supplies, food and medicine without leaving your home. Download the list via the link below.

Learn 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.

Learn more

People of determination (people with disabilities)

The UAE refers to people with special needs or disabilities as ‘people of determination’ in recognition of their achievements in different fields. People of determination are protected and empowered through inclusion, services and facilities in the areas of education, health, jobs and more.

Learn more

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.

Learn more


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.

Learn more

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 January 2020. A UAE passport holder can travel easily to 179 countries around the world; 118 destinations offer visa-free travel and 61 offer eVisa or visa on arrival at the airport.

 

Read more

Participate

How satisfied are you with the content of this portal?


Emergency contacts

Police

999

Ambulance

998

 

Civil defence

997

Electricity authority

991

 

(success)