All India, 15th March 2016
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has launched a new, improved version of its Visit Abu Dhabi mobile application.
The latest Visit Abu Dhabi app version, which allows users to gain instant access to all that's new in the emirate via their mobile phones, is now live and features several upgrades and enhancements as TCA Abu Dhabi continues to improve the functionality of the service.
Version 4.0 of the app, which allows access to the same content at the Authority's destination portal, VisitAbuDhabi.ae, is available for iPhone, Android & Windows Phone, and will feature enhancements to make it a more user-friendly experience.
"We've listened carefully to all your feedback and our app has been completely redesigned from top to bottom following the latest user experience trends to make the whole experience even more immersive and easy to use," said Mouza Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at TCA Abu Dhabi. "All of the key features that you’re familiar with from our previous versions are still present but now they’re even faster, smarter and bursting with functionality.
A number of useful and intuitive new additions are also present, including integration with The Centre for Regulation of Transport by Hire Cars, which will allow users to book a taxi directly from within the app, and also integration with the Department of Transport to get live geo-located bus data, which will allow the user to discover the best route and schedule to get to any point of interest.
"The app has also been integrated with TripAdvisor, to allow access to reviews for all locations, hotels and restaurants."
"In addition, the app boasts an elegant new design following the latest user experience trends and new user-friendly hotel and restaurant filters, where you can find exactly what you need at the click of a button, so discovering everything you need to know about the emirate of Abu Dhabi has never looked so good!" added Al Shamsi.
The new features add to the already comprehensive services offered by the app, which included extensive, up-to-date online and offline information on all there is to see and do in the emirate, 'Near Me' functionality, showing a user everything within easy reach, an 'Augmented Reality' feature, which allows the closest points of interest to be identified via a Smartphone’s camera, a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate map, a full listings of hotels, restaurants and spas with filters to find what's best for you and also an online booking feature for hotels, flights and car rental.
There are also inspiring video and photo galleries, travel information and tips available offline, quick answers to most frequently asked questions and a currency converter, amongst other things.
With content and services in nine languages - Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese - and a location-based functionality, the apps are a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate online and offline mobile guide giving instant and structured information on Abu Dhabi’s attractions, experiences, culture, heritage, hotels, restaurants and most frequently-asked questions.