More than 80 per cent of court sessions in the UAE will be held remotely by the end of 2021.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made the announcement on Sunday.
"The UAE has succeeded in adopting remote litigation systems during the COVID-19 pandemic," Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter.
"Today, we directed the Ministry of Justice to have more than 80 per cent of remote litigation sessions on a permanent basis before the end of 2021. Our goal is to be the fastest, the best and the fairest in judicial services," he added.
The latest announcement comes following the adoption of virtual work systems in the UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
نجحت دولة الإمارات في تبني أنظمة للتقاضي عن بعد خلال جائحة كوفيد ١٩ .. وجهنا اليوم وزارة العدل بأن تكون أكثر من ٨٠٪ من جلسات التقاضي عن بعد بشكل دائم قبل نهاية ٢٠٢١ .. هدفنا أن نكون الأسرع والأفضل والأعدل في خدمات القضاء..— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) June 20, 2021