Al Awqaf & Islamic Affairs is a Dubai government department responsible for various Islamic practices including protecting mosques and Islamic property, spreading Islamic awareness, as well as providing guidance through Fatwa and scientific research. Awqaf came to Interactive seeking to launch a dynamic new portal site that allows the end users interaction and access to numerous services online. The solution was required to be affordable and easy to deploy.
Awqaf required that the solution be deployed and tested in a matter of three months, so there was a real urgency in collecting the all the requirements and getting the specifications right from the first time. Another key requirement was to make the site back end as simple as possible to insure ease of use and maintenance. Multi-language capability of the solution was of paramount importance. The system was also required to integrate with the wider e-government system of Dubai that was being put in place at the time.