Yes, you heard it right! The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority’s updated Visit Abu Dhabi mobile app allows you to hire a cab, or get live geo-located bus data to discover the best route and time schedule to catch a bus to the hottest spot in the Capital.
Version 4.0 of the app through which you can access the content on the Authority’s destination portal, VisitAbuDhabi.ae, is more user-friendly and available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
‘It features many useful and intuitive new additions, 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,’ says Mouza Al Shamsi, acting executive director of marketing and communications, TCA Abu Dhabi. ‘The app is also integrated with TripAdvisor, to allow access to reviews for all locations, hotels and restaurants.’
So, at the click of a button, you can find exactly what you need in Abu Dhabi, including a ‘Near Me’ functionality which shows 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.
That’s not all. There are video and photo galleries, travel information and tips available offline, quick answers to most frequently asked questions and a currency converter, among other things.
You can choose from nine languages - Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. Check out the new app at www.visitabudhabi.ae; facebook.com/visitabudhabi.