Created in 2003, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is responsible for overseeing the telecommunications sector and information technology in the UAE.
It reports to the cabinet, which is the UAE’s chief executive body.
It is also responsible for Internet regulation and compiling the list of sites to be censored.
The TRA counts on compliance by the UAE’s two Internet Service Providers: Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (better known as Etisalat or “communications” in Arabic), which was for a long time the only ISP and mobile phone operator and still is the main one, and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), better known as “Du,” which was launched in February 2006.
Only carefully chosen national media were allowed to attend the hearing and two netizens were convicted for tweeting about the trial.
Instant messaging, texting and flirting online has never been so easy before.gave female expats pause for thought, demonstrating a – fortunately, rare – dark side to the sunshine lifestyle in the Gulf.Examples like these inevitably provoke questions, and so we spoke to four women who’ve lived and worked in some of the most popular destinations in the region – the UAE, Qatar and Oman – to find out what life is really like for a single woman living there.You can share photos, chat with new people, meet girls, meet boys, find girlfriend and find boyfriend.Your friends and even people nearby might visit your profile, rate your photos and comment on your photos.