The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues its extensive metaverse adoption across all its governmental and business organizations. According to a story from the local news outlet Khaleej Times on October 16, the Ajman Police (1) in Dubai became the first law enforcement organization to provide its services inside the metaverse.
The Ajman Police General Command debuted a brand-new cutting-edge service at Gitex Technology Week dubbed "Request for Sponsorship," which enables the general people to get in touch with the police digitally. Ajman Police General Command Officers also attended the Dubai Metaverse Forum. According to Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Abdullah Abu Shehab, the force's participation was made to use metaverse technology in law enforcement.
UAE's acceptance of the metaverse
The Dubai Police General Command announced the release of a new edition of its smart application on the second day of Gitex Global 2022 (2). This application has a premium collection of 70 customized services that use the newest programming languages and artificial intelligence. Notably, the UAE seeks to adopt new technology to address social issues, and the metaverse presents an opportunity for the police to establish a new communication channel.
Additionally, according to the Dubai Police General Command, its state-of-the-art program supports seven distinct languages: Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian, French, German, and Spanish. Major General Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director of artificial intelligence at the Dubai Police, commented on the most recent development and said that the improved smart gadget also has a personal dashboard that keeps personal data and other transactions done by the user. It also includes details on the holder's past traffic infractions, crimes, and other things.
A new Hub?
Thanks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, the UAE is on the verge of achieving its promise as a global hub for the metaverse. Given that Dubai's Ruler has envisioned an all-digital economy for the Gulf nation, Dubai's metaverse project will thus guarantee the future growth of the Emirates' gross domestic product (GDP).
The main objectives of this program are the advancement of local talent, innovation, and the utilization of metaverse technology by the government. The strategy also calls for the growth of blockchain-based enterprises across the country and for creating a sizable number of new job opportunities. Notably, Along with an alliance of seven regional banks, the United Arab Emirates announced a trade finance network driven by blockchain technology in 2017.
The UAE Trade Connect platform (3) seeks to improve corporate processes by reducing the risks of financial crime and fraud. It's vital to remember that Dubai wants to diversify its economy away from oil and increase its drive toward a digital one. As a result, the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, which was made public in September, is driving the push for the nation's digital economy.