Maktoum bin Mohammed tours GITEX 2018

October 17, 2018  
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today visited the 38th GITEX Technology Week. The trade show that began on 14 October runs till 18 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Sheikh Maktoum was taken on a tour of the stands at GITEX, which are showcasing some of the most cutting-edge and revolutionary technologies being deployed by organisations in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

During the tour, His Highness reviewed solutions and services presented by various government departments including the legislative control system service which will be launched in early 2019. He also visited the Sheikh Zayed Housing stand and the Dubai Police pavilion where he was briefed about the latest smart services it is offering customers including the auto police station.

He also visited the pavilion of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFA), where he was briefed about its new smart tunnel, which allows airport passengers to complete travel procedures within 10 seconds without presenting their travel documents. The tunnel at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 uses a biometric recognition system to recognise passengers as they walk through it.

His Highness also visited the Dubai Land Department (DLD) stand at GITEX. He was briefed about the DLD’s Rental Disputes Centre and attended a live virtual trial conducted by DLD’s Rental Disputes Centre. His Highness also visited the Smart Dubai pavilion where he was briefed on the services provided by various government departments. His Highness was also briefed about the Dubai Paperless Strategy, which aims to build a fully integrated paperless government system, and an administration that can develop solid plans and strategies to secure people's happiness and develop their communities to meet the requirements of the cities of the future.

His Highness concluded his tour with a visit to the Professional Communication Corporation (Nedaa) stand, where he was briefed about its services. His Highness was briefed about the Intelligent self-awareness system.

GITEX Technology Week is the largest ICT exhibition in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. This year, the trade show has attracted more than 4,000 companies from over 100 countries.


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