Dubai eGovernment today (Wednesday November 25, 2009) commemorated the UAE's 38th National Day at its headquarters in the Ruler's Court with the participation of all employees and managers. The celebrations kicked off with the singing of the UAE national anthem and other popular songs while there was also a cultural competition that revolved around the country's history, National Day celebrations, and the history of important cities and areas. Winners received special prizes and gifts that symbolised the UAE national identity.
Commenting on the occasion, Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director-General, Dubai eGovernment Department, said: "With the UAE being a leading international and regional hub for business, investment, tourism and education, our celebration of the 38th UAE National Day is an opportunity for us to reflect on our great achievements, which have been accomplished in a relatively short span of time and in accordance with the guidelines and wise vision of our founders and rulers. We will continue to seek guidance from such wisdom as we seek to achieve more progress and excellence at all levels. The UAE National Day is also an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment towards achieving more accomplishments through adopting international standards and best practices in the fields of IT and telecommunications, which is part of our strategy to enhance the performance of eServices that have been adopted to automate government transactions and improve public services."
"We are pleased to extend our congratulations to H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and all UAE Rulers. We further reaffirm our commitment to support the UAE's Strategic Plan and boost e-transformation by developing a knowledge-based community that offers citizens, residents and visitors access to a wide range of electronic services that comply with the world's highest quality standards," he added.
Dubai eGovernment has been established to support the country's strategy towards achieving leadership in the field of governmental work and investment in human and financial resources. Dubai eGovernment also promotes creativity and excellence by offering innovative, high-quality eServices that are in accordance with globally adopted standards and practices, in addition to reinforcing the ongoing eTransformation at Dubai government departments.
Through its comprehensive portal’s comprehensive portal (www.dubai.ae), Dubai eGovernment provides information and eServices that allows citizens, residents, visitors and businesses to access the services provided by government departments including payment of municipality fees, visa applications for relatives, health card renewal, company registration, and payments for RTA fines, among others.
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