Emirates ID Cards, UAE
A mandate of Emirates ID was to develop, record and maintain a sophisticated state-of-the-art identity management system by enrolling the entire UAE population. This included citizens and legal residents. Once registered, each person was issued a unique identification number and smart cards linked to their biographical and biometric details. Emirates ID’s contribution included a comprehensive, accurate and highly secure population register that helped the country develop and facilitate governmental service delivery through demographic data made available to support the decision-making process, as well as strategic planning related to resource allocation in various vital areas and sectors.