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The UAE has blocked VoIP calls and rather inhabitants need to utilize applications, for example, Botim, C'Me and HiU Messenger. 

The UAE has expanded its joint effort with WhatsApp and might lift the restriction on voice calls soon, a senior authority said on Wednesday. 

Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, official executive of the UAE's National Electronic Security Authority (Nesa), said there is presently a decent understanding with WhatsApp on various angles. 

"The coordinated effort presently occurring with WhatsApp has expanded and we are dealing with numerous viewpoints. (We are) teaming up here in the UAE and in a considerable lot of those (angle) we saw a generally excellent comprehension of the idea. There may be a lift of that boycott for (WhatsApp) voice calls or broadcasting of a considerable lot of the things that they do," Al Kuwaiti told CNBC in a meeting. 

"What's more, this will happen soon. This is the thing that we know and comprehend from the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) here in the UAE," he said in a meeting. 

TRA keeps up that the accessibility of VoIP is the decision of authorized media transmission suppliers - du and Etisalat. 

The UAE has blocked Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls and rather the occupants need to utilize privately approved VoiP applications, for example, Botim, C'Me and HiU Messenger. 

Already, senior UAE representatives encouraged the specialists to open voice calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp. 

Khalaf Al Habtoor, director, Al Hatboor Group, had asked the that UAE telecom firms to permit VoIP calls as the UAE endeavors towards turning out to be number one nation in everything including interchanges part. 

"I might want to discuss a significant issue. Many individuals grumble (about it). Many individuals use WhatsApp and Skype call wherever on the planet. (they're) free everywhere throughout the world aside from in my nation. The telecom organizations (in UAE) are blocking it and not permitting it. In this manner, I like to demand the administration and chiefs of these organizations to discharge and free the framework and empower everyone to appreciate it," Al Habtoor said in a video proclamation a year ago. 

Arabic day by day Al Ittihad detailed recently, that the UAE telecom controller was holding chats with Microsoft and Apple that emphasis on the potential lifting of a prohibition on Skype and FaceTime.