Dubai – Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founding chairman of Al Habtoor Group, posted a video on social media on Sunday calling on UAE authorities to lift the ban on WhatsApp voice and video calls.
“All the telecom companies are locking it. They are blocking it and not allowing it,” the businessman said in the video.
“In my country, United Arab Emirates, we aim to be number one in everything… Why are we [behind] as far as communications is concerned,” he added.
“I urge mobile carriers in the UAE to lift the ban, a service free to use in the top nations of the world.”
In a country like #UAE, where we aim to always be pioneers in all we do, #WhatsAppCall should not banned when it is accessible everywhere else in the world. I urge mobile carriers in the UAE to lift the ban, a service free to use in the top nations of the world. #KhalafAlHabtoor pic.twitter.com/Lzx0w24rL5— KhalafAhmadAlHabtoor (@KhalafAlHabtoor) September 9, 2018