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Empowering Digital Transformation

The United Arab Emirates Digital Government (DGOV) stands as the leader in digital transformation in the Arab world, ranking number one, and holds the 13th global rank in the UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI).

This prominent position reflects our firm commitment to innovation and efficiency, propelling us to continuously empower the digital transformation of government entities across the UAE.

Dedicated to providing efficient, accessible, and innovative services, we are not only setting new benchmarks in digital governance both regionally and internationally but also shaping an integrated digital future. Our vision, centered around enhancing societal well-being and driving sustainable development, guides our journey with a clear focus to be recognized as the number one digital government globally.

Our Strategic Priorities

Providing a world-class digital infrastructure

Providing a unified digital platform and common digital enablers

Providing a global digital infrastructure, integrated government systems and automated services

Raising the level of digital capabilities and skills

Legislation readiness to ensure a smooth and comprehensive digital transformation

Enhancing the efficiency of government work

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Our Success Journey

The UAE aims to achieve global excellence and become the leading digital government in the world by the year of its centennial in 2071.

2003 - 2012

  • Launch of the eDirham
  • Launch of the e-Government
  • Development of eGov Infrastructure
  • Development of Federal Government portals

2013 - 2015

  • Launch of nation-wide SmartGov Training
  • Launch of the Federal Network
  • Development of the SmartGov Guideline
  • Launch of Smart Government

2016 - 2017

  • Development of Digital Enablers
  • Launch of the Government Service Bus
  • Launch of Digital Identity (SmartPass)
  • Connecting all Federal Entities to Federal Network

2018 - 2020

  • Launch of Digital Vault
  • Launch of Digital Signature
  • Development of Digital Signature Law
  • Launch of National Digital Identity (UAE PASS)


  • Launch of API-First Guideline
  • Launch of Digital Government Roadmap
  • Launch of UAE Verify Platform
  • Launch of UAE API Marketplace

Our Roles

A Global Leader in Digital Transformation

We enable digital transformation globally by exchanging experiences, launching initiatives, and strengthening partnerships as a worldwide role model.

Achievements in Numbers

1 st

Regionally UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI)

13 th

Globally UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI)

5 th

Globally ITU Global Cybersecurity Index

1 st

in the Arab World IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking

12 th

Globally IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking

1 st

in the Arab World UN E-Participation Index

18 th

Globally UN E-Participation Index

1 st

in the Arab World Government AI Readiness Index

18 th

Globally Government AI Readiness Index

International Partners

Featured Service

We have partnered with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to establish an International Center of Digital Innovation called I-CoDI. The center helps ITU Members, Sector Members, and other key stakeholders integrate innovation into national development agendas and activities.

I-CoDI builds on CoDI, the Centre of Digital Innovation (CoDI) launched by the UAE in 2013, as part of the UAE’s efforts in digital transformation and enhancing the digital journey of the UAE citizens and Government through research innovation, skills development, and advisory services.

National Digital Transformation Committee

The National Digital Transformation Committee of UAE is responsible for leading the role of technology in government activities at a national level. It ensures political support and drives strategic approaches to leveraging technology to improve public services, enhance government efficiency, and promote economic growth.

Roles and Aims

The National Digital Transformation Committee aims to achieve an agile, resilient, transparent, engaged, and innovative government in the United Arab Emirates by focusing on:

  • Proper planning of digital transformation initiatives
  • Outlining operational plans
  • Monitoring digital transformation processes
  • Strategic alignment of priorities with national initiatives
  • Recommendation of digital transformation initiatives
  • Streamlining a nationwide digital transformation plan to compete in the digital age

Members of the Committee


The Prime Minister’s Office


Ministry of Interior


Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security


Ministry of Justice


Telecommunications and Digital Government Authority


Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation


Cyber Security Council


Chief of Government Services


Abu Dhabi Digital Authority


Digital Dubai


Sharjah Department of eGovernment


Sharjah Higher Committee of Digital Transformation


Department of Digital Ajman


Smart Umm Al Quwain


RAK eGovernment Authority


Fujairah eGovernment

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