New mobile applications


New applications with GPS technology will lead tourists to Dubai.

Heads of the tourism department of Dubai in cooperation with the developers of two mobile applications have launched new tours of the emirate.

The Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing of Dubai has launched new applications designed to help tourists learn more about the city’s historical sights.

Digital tours called Metro Moments and Al Fahidi Architecture Tour are possible to download for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

Both rounds use GPS technologies and audio texts, automatically played back in real time, when the application drives the user from one point to another.

Audio texts are available in English, Chinese and German and are duplicated by written text, and followed with a map to make it easier for tourists to navigate.

Metro Moments is accessible in the Voice Map application, which applies audio guides and a real-time positioning system to guide users along the tour route. Users will be able to learn about the sights located along the Dubai metro line between Dubai Airport Terminal 3 and Dubai Mall.

Tour Al Fahidi Architecture can be found in the application Pocket Guide – a digital version of ordinary tours with a guide. With its help tourists can get acquainted with the history and rich heritage of Al Fahidi district, which is located in the historical district of Dubai.

Both applications permit downloading the tours in advance so you do not spend money on roaming.

New audio tours will help tourists better understand Dubai and attractions that have an important historical and cultural value for the city. In the future, it is planned to present even more convenient and available intelligent applications and services designed to help the guests of the city discover their best sights.

Also in early 2018, the government of the emirate of Dubai presented 20 new mobile applications that work on the basis of blockchain technology.

Management of Smart Dubai has presented 20 new services for state structures in Dubai, working on the principles of blockchain. Pilot projects relate to the areas of roads and transport, energy, health and education.