Smart app gives Dubai locations to one metre


An app which will enable users to locate destinations in Dubai with pin-point accuracy has been developed.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, launched ‘Makani’ (My Location) smart application, the first-of-its-kind system for city addresses.

It enables users to locate different destinations in Dubai within an accuracy of one metre by acquiring real-time coordinates from satellites about location and access points to different buildings and facilities which are identifiable by a 10-digit code.


Sheikh Hamdan said, “We aspire to launch unique initiatives that would help realise the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city.

“It takes more than development of smart applications and services to transform into a smart city.  It also needs a drastic change in procedures, data transfer mechanism and top-of-the-line digital infrastructure.”

Sheikh Hamdan said a smart geographic address system is key for Dubai, a city visited by over 10 million tourists a year and which hosts residents of over 200 nationalities. He has issued directives to Dubai Municipality to complete the 10-digit signs for Dubai buildings and access points in six months.

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