Dubai: From now on, it will be easier for you to find what you want around Dubai. Starting on Tuesday, Google launches its Street View applications in the city, which gives digital users a 360 degree, panoramic and street-level view of the main streets, attractions and towers in the dynamic city.
Dubai is the first Arab city to have a complete Google street view, and there were many reasons for choosing the city to have a Street View, Najeeb Jarrar, Product Marketing Manager for Middle East and North Africa (Mena) at Google, told Gulf News. “We decided to start with a city that is receiving large numbers of visitors so this can help them,” he added.
“At the same time, it is a city where residents are extremely internet savvy and this service would benefit them as well. There are also residents [in Dubai) who use the maps on a daily basis in their movement. Moreover, the regional office of Google is based in Dubai,” explained Jarrar. UAE is among the top countries in the region for internet penetration, with over 6 million of the 9.2 million population using the internet.
“Anybody who uses Google maps will be able to see clear and nice pictures of the shops and buildings [in Dubai],” said Abdul Hakim Abdul Karim Malek, Director of GIS Department at Dubai Municipality… see more