After tall claims and stern warnings, EIDA’s fall short in achieving the impossible. UAE government has extended deadline for Emirates ID Card registration for nationals by 3 months.
A UAE Interior Ministry statement said:
Citizens who were unable to register “for identity card will have sufficient time to register before fines can be imposed”,
The decision was issued by the Cabinet on the instructions of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
This decision has proved yet again the short sightedness of actions taken by the government. They set unrealistic deadlines and push public to meet them against warnings of heavy fines and punishments. If rulers of Dubai and UAE should first check ground realities and then set deadlines, they don’t have to extend them in first place and it will also save the public from loads of stress.