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UAE launches first Arabic address website...

The first Arabic address website has been launched by the UAE's Presidential Affairs Ministry.

In cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), the website Khalifa.emarat has been established, news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs launched the website of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The UAE has become one of the four countries in the world allowed by the Internet Corporation Assigned for Names and Numbers (ICCAN) to use the internet domain in its mother tongue.

The TRA announced last October its plan to launch .emarat - the Arabic equivalent of the .ae domain name for the country.

Speaking at the time, Mohamed Naser Al Ghanim, TRA director general, said: "Our objective is to support Arabic content over the internet and build a strong identity for UAE and Arab countries across the World Wide Web.

"We encourage all companies and entities in the UAE to register for .ae and .emarat as it represents their local business identity and brings their country pride."

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