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UAE Cabinet approves new designs for Emirates ID and passport


Sheikh Mohammed reviews the new designs of Emirates ID card and passport on Sunday.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE Cabinet on Sunday approved the new designs for Emirati passports and national identity cards.


The new design is more safe and has new smart digital features. The existing passports and ID cards will be replaced gradually.


The decision came during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Vice President, Prime Minster of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Cabinet meeting was held at Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.


The Cabinet also approved the establishment of a cyber security council to prepare policies and legislation to enhance country’s cyber-security.


The Cabinet also adopted a general policy for the environment in the UAE, which includes priorities in preserving the natural environment, air quality, sustainability of agricultural and animal production, and optimal management of waste and chemicals.


The Cabinet also approved the formation of a national media team that includes all experts in media fields. “The aim is to share their vision for the development of the Emirati media,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.


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