In various levels, 2011 was both important and busy year for the eGovernment in UAE. Emirates eGovernment – the entity managing the program – took more strategic steps towards promoting open government and citizen participation practices by launching the open government data sub-portal and launching a government-wide social media usage guidelines. On the organizational side, the General Information Authority (the entity used to handle the eGovernmetn program) was merged with Telecom Regulatory Authority.
Today (Sunday) will be marked as a milestone in the timeline of eGovernment program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The eGovernment program (formally managed by General Information Authority) is merged with the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA); the merger went to effect today as the eGovernment team moved to the new TRA building in Dubai.