‘A Day Without Service Centres’ initiative is back to encourage more people to use the government’s many handy smart channels, such mobile apps and websites.
This time, for a whole week Dubai residents will only be able to pay some bills online.
From 21st October, more than 1,000 services provided by 40 government department will go digital only. Here’s a round-up of all the entities taking part.
Dubai Government’s Department of Finance is leading the campaign to encourage more people to get smart. By December 2021, the emirate want to see the last paper-based government transaction. This is so Dubai can become one of the smartest cities in the world and save the time and money of people who live here. Swapping attending in person for apps reduces cost, time, traffic and carbon emissions.
The government has created many handy apps that can do everything from pay your parking, settle DEWA bills and report accident. Fine and bill payments are expected to be the most popular transactions, as well as licence renewals, which switched to online in August 2018.
Last year’s day-long launch event, called for by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, led to a 30 per cent increase in ‘smart transactions.’
Whilst browsing the App or Google Play stores, why not check out our list of Dubai’s must-have apps to make sure you’re making the most out of the city’s cyberspace offerings.