UAE to issue digital dirham
The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) will create its own digital currency. This is stated in a large policy paper by the regulator.
The first phase of the programme includes the issuance of CBDC for cross-border and domestic use.
According to the CBUAE, it will "address the problems and inefficiencies of cross-border transfers by helping to spur innovation for domestic payments.