UAE Digital Marketplace Gives Private Sector Access To Govt API To Develop Apps, Services


The new API marketplace will enable the private sector to co-design and develop multi-channel digital services

The launch of the UAE Application Programming Interface (API) Marketplace is a remarkable step forward in the digital journey of UAE that will enable the private sector to co-design, develop multi-channel digital services, and provide value-added innovative customer experience.

The UAE API Marketplace will promote collaboration and partnerships with the private sector to develop advanced digital government services. It will allow private sector companies, app developers and coders to develop applications and software powered by the APIs provided by the government.

The UAE government launched the first partnership on the platform between the Federal Tax Authority, the Telecommunications Regulatory and Digital Government Authority, and Amazon. Through this partnership, services of the Federal Tax Authority will be linked directly to Amazon systems, thus promoting operations’ automation and accelerating sellers’ registration in Amazon stores in the UAE.

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The UAE API Marketplace was launched in collaboration between the Emirates Government Services Excellence Programme (EGSEP) and the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).

Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and The Future, stated that the API Marketplace embodies the government’s role as a catalyst for promoting collaboration and partnerships with the private sector to develop advanced digital government services. It further goes in line with the government’s directions to accelerate digital transformation and achieve integration to provide a seamless, effective and timely customer experience at any time and place.

The minister pinpointed that the marketplace represents an enabling ecosystem for coders and developers to leverage government software interfaces in developing new solutions and services and launching startups capable of providing interconnected and seamless digital government services.

She called on companies, entrepreneurs, app developers and coders to benefit from this initiative and expand it by forming new partnerships with government entities to enhance the digital transformation in the UAE.

On his part, Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director General of the Federal Tax Authority, stressed that launching the UAE API Marketplace is a significant move towards accelerating the UAE’s digital transformation in all sectors, and that the UAE has established the most robust and advanced digital infrastructure, thanks to the vision of the UAE leadership.