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Objective and Policy Summary

In lines with Dubai Government DOF’s vision of the importance of sharing and making the financial statements available to all levels inside and outside Dubai, with the diverse needs and requirements of vital sectors in the economy. Also, contributing to the empowerment of the society and its various sectors and investors at home and abroad to access the information and financial data that supports the economy of the Emirate, and ensure understanding of the society’s needs and achieve the requirements of global competitiveness; Therefore, in this context, DOF has prepared the financial dashboard, which includes many financial statements and global financial indicators, as per IMF's ratings and GFSM index, enhancing confidence in financial sustainability and emphasizing the robustness of Dubai's economy.


Open Data Policy refers to data that may be used, reused and published  by any individual freely and without technical, financial or legal restrictions, taking into account the requirements of the legal license under which such data were published   (Law No. (26) of 2015 Regulating Data Dissemination and Exchange in the Emirate of Dubai). It is one of the leading practices, which reflect DOF's continuous development desire by opening up to the community of Dubai by providing transparent financial data and information that are of interest to the community and reflecting the efforts of Dubai Government in developing government services and projects in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DOF adopts the concept of open data, and provides through its website many data and information to enhance participation and raise the knowledge of DOF's efforts, in addition to achieving the following added values:

  • Promoting transparency and community service.
  • Optimizing government service.
  • Providing opportunities to create new products and services.
  • Providing opportunities to create new business fields and economic opportunities.
  • Create new knowledge by integrating multiple data sources and processing big data.

This Policy aims at outlining the policies of open data management on DOF’s website in accordance with controls set forth in the Disclaimer, Terms, Conditions, and Privacy Policy, all available on the website. In addition to presenting data classification criteria adopted and abide by DOF upon following Open Data Policy on its website to achieve transparency and credibility in the announcement of data and raise community awareness of financial statistics.

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Terms and Definitions

Scope of Application

The scope of application of this Policy includes all financial statements authorized to be published by DOF, which fall under open data in accordance with Law No. 26 of 2015.

Open Data Classification Criteria

DOF classifies data sets as open data if its dissemination achieves public interest. DOF complies with a set of criteria when classifying its open data as follows:

  • Data publishing must be consistent with applicable legislation and policies in the emirate.
  • Do not pose any risk to the safety of persons and society.
  • Do not misuse any personal, private or sensitive data.
  • Do not violate any intellectual property rights.
  • Shall be consistent with maintenance of security and achievement of justice standards.

General Specifications of Available Data

DOF shall as a minimum adhere to the following guidelines of open data:

  • Published data shall cover DOF’s services and activities that would be of value to the visitor of the website.
  • Data shall be accessible by visitor without any obstacles.
  • Published data shall be in a "cut-paste" format and downloadable.
  • Using preferred formats of files used for available data (Word - Excel) as they give full freedom to users..
  • Providing the website visitor with the opportunity to express opinions on the published data.
  • Publishing data in readable format.
  • Ability to know the type and size of the file as well as the time necessary to download it before starting the download.
  • Notifying the website user if the file needs specific software for running.
  • Provide all possible platforms to interact with data users, and create links to e-platforms where such data is discussed such as forums, blogs and Facebook pages.

DOF’s Responsibilities

  • Data shall be usable, reusable, and re-publishable by any individual, legal or governmental person.
  • DOF shall not be liable under any circumstances for any direct or indirect damages, incidental or consequential, special or exceptional, arising from the use or inability  to use such open data, including but not limited to: loss of income, loss of reputation, loss of business, loss of data, computer malfunction, or other damages.
  • DOF shall not be held liable for any harm to the user or any other person as a result of breach of information confidentiality and no compensation may be provided by DOF for the same.
  • E-copies of DOF’s documents published on website are for informational purposes.
  • DOF disclaims all implied warranties and conditions with respect to information published in the Open Data Section.
  • Open data page shall contain open data policy that gives users a very clear license to use data.

Conditions of Reuse

  • Data shall be usable, reusable, and re-publishable by any individual, legal or governmental person..
  • User may not misrepresent this data or its source or mislead others.
  • Data shall not be used for political purposes, to support illegal or criminal activity, used in racial, discriminatory, inflammatory or negative comments on culture, equality, incitement or any irregular activity violating UAE’s customs and traditions.
  • Data and information user shall make reference to the source of data and information in case of being reused by providing DOF’s website link to maintain intellectual property of the data and its authenticity, integrity of its source and date.
  • Data user shall be the person responsible for the reuse of data on DOF’s portal. Reuse of such data shall not result in any mistakes related to data content, source and date.
  • User of open data on DOF’s website shall represent and warrant using such open data at his own risk. DOF shall not assume any responsibility whatsoever to update all open data in the future, especially when it is based on current assumptions and predictions that may lead to certain risks and raise doubts about results that have mismatch between the current and future results and estimates.

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