Dubai Police become the first gov organization to introduce NFTs

NFTs or non-fungible tokens are now expanding into the mainstream industry. Recently, Dubai Police General Command debuted its NFT collection, becoming the first-ever government organization to do so.

According to Dubai Police, the collection was widely received as 22.9M people showed interest in it. Additionally, over 7,000 people privately sent direct messages from different social media platforms to register to buy the NFT collection.

“All participants were contacted to confirm digital wallet addresses, and those who met the requirements were shortlisted in a raffle draw, of which 150 individuals won and received Dubai Police digital assets for free,”

said Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, Director of the General Department of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police.

The collection features 150 free digital collectibles symbolizing Dubai Police’s innovation, security, and communication values.

Brig. Al Razooqi also shared that the interest in the NFT collection wasn’t just limited to local news; instead, countries like India, Nigeria, US, and Saudi Arabia also broadcasted on international news.  “The total views of Dubai Police NFT-related news reached 589,173 views, of which 418,693 were on Twitter, 24,282 on Facebook, and 146,198 on Instagram,” he said.

Dubai has been taking bold steps into the blockchain world by launching the Dubai metaverse project, approving crypto exchanges, and now, dropping their own NFT collections.

Following the success of the first NFT collection, Brig. Al Razooqi announced the second edition will be released during GITEX 2022.