The UAE has announced the opening of its first metaverse office. The office will be the digital branch of UAE’s Ministry of Economy. It means that no one needs to come physically to the ministry in UAE again as they can do that in the metaverse.
The unveiling was done during the Dubai Metaverse Assembly, Museum of the Future, in Dubai by Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy.
In the metaverse office, also known as the digital twin of the ministry’s offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Al Marri said, people, can hold meetings and sign legally binding documents. Other services offered by the ministry physically can also be accessed in the virtual 3D office with the help of avatars.
$80 billion market by 2030
Speaking about the project, Al Jaziri explained that the virtual space “represents the full building of the ministry” with each floor serving unique purposes. Visitors to the office, Al Jaziri continued, will need a virtual ticket that sends a message to the staff to allow the visitor into the audio-integrated space.
Alongside Al Jaziri was Al Marri in the metaverse office where the two men spoke using their avatars while describing the various spaces available in the virtual office.
Mark Zaleski, the managing director, and partner at BCG Digital Ventures asserted that early adoption of 3D virtual facilities is important. In his opinion, it will cost late adopters more resources as it is easier and cheaper to do so now. According to Experts, the market size of the metaverse surpassed $3 billion recently and is projected to approach $80 billion in 2030.