The Identification Authority of the Emirates has claimed to have the world’s largest integrated biometric civilian database.
According to the published data, by October 11 the database had 103 million decimal and rounded fingerprints from hands, palms, hand sides and fingers. Besides, it stores 15 million facial impressions and digital signatures.
Emirates ID is an independent federal organism established by Federal Decree Number 2 of 2004. The decree grants the Authority the full necessary powers for the execution of Population Registry and the ID card program.