UAE Government creates world record with launch of u.ae
Official portal, which features vital data on national affairs, is world's first government domain to consist of a single letter
The Government of the UAE has become the first government in the world to own a web domain composed of a single letter – ‘U’ – with its official portal, now reachable via u.ae, to to facilitate public access to information, services, projects, strategies, and laws in the UAE.
The new domain name was developed in cooperation between The Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
The first letter – ‘U’ – is the domain name, while the second and third letters – ‘.ae’ – make up the UAE’s country code (top level domain).
The official portal of the UAE Government is a comprehensive platform for all government services and information, and important data and information related to important economic sectors in the UAE, such as education, economy, business, infrastructure, residency regulations, health, national policies, and strategies.
Commenting on the new domain name, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA’s director general, said: “The new domain name of the UAE Government portal embodies the meaning of innovation, which is simple and easy to remember.
“It also reflects the centrality of the people in the government's concerns with its various projects, programmes and plans. The adoption of the new domain name comes at an important stage of the digital transformation, in which we enter the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the smart city, and the government of Artificial Intelligence.
“We are guided by our wise leadership directives to adopt a culture of innovation and creativity as a way to assert our nation’s leadership and our community’s happiness.”
IMPORTANT U.AE LINKS FOR UAE ENGINEERS:
- UAE visa information and Emirates ID:
- Workplace health and safety:
- Tips to avoid labour and visa fraud:
- Salary payments:
- Working hours:
- Civic facilities in the UAE:
- Public utilities in the UAE: