Has the United Arab Emirates lifted the ban on Make calls using the FaceTime app Owned by Apple today?
In an attempt to answer this question, “Al Arabiya.net” today tested the problem and was able to make a voice and video call through the famous application smoothly and clearly from within the country and without any programs. ” VPN “.
Associated Press reporters also reported their success in making audio and video calls via “Facetime” in good sound quality with people inside and outside the UAE.
Although there has been no official announcement from the Emirates in this regard, the Communications Regulatory Authority and digital government have not responded to calls from the agency for comment. Apple also did not answer calls.
It should be noted that the UAE has long banned Internet communication applications such as “WhatsApp” and “Facetime”, due to security concerns and to protect the revenues of government telecommunications companies.
There is also no “Facetime” application generally on “iPhone” devices, and Apple computers sold in the United Arab Emirates.
From the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai
Make WhatsApp calls at Expo Dubai
The unofficially announced move comes with the opening of the Dubai Mega World Fair Expo 2020 Which will run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, a global event that aims to draw millions of visitors from around the world after a year of delay due to the Corona virus pandemic.
At the exhibition headquarters in Dubai, visitors could make calls via WhatsApp and FaceTime.
It should be noted that the head of cybersecurity of the government of the United Arab Emirates, Muhammad Al-Kuwaiti, had earlier revealed that talks were underway to lift the ban on certain voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, such as as “WhatsApp” and “Facetime”. in the United Arab Emirates, according to what was reported at the time. Gulf Times.