Dubai launches Arabic journey planning app
Dubai, November 21, 2013
The Public Transport Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has recently launched the world’s first Arabic language Journey Planner (branded as Wojhati) app, enabling public transport users to pre-plan their daily travels.
Adel Mohammed Shakeri, director of Transport Systems, Public Transport Agency, said: “The RTA is proceeding with its efforts to provide every assistance to public transport users in making prior plans for their daily travels on the metro, public buses, water bus, and the water taxi.”
“The launch of the Arabic edition of Wojhati app is viewed as in important step that would undoubtedly contribute to broadening the base of public transport users in Dubai, particularly those who prefer to use the Arabic language in these smart applications.
“Besides Arabizing Wojhati for the first time in the world, the app has been configured to work with Windows operating system; the first time in the Middle East, and the second time in the world, following Germany. Moreover, the app is compatible with all sorts of smart phones such as iPhone, Android and Blackberry in order to meet the needs of all smart phone users,” he continued.
“The app contains an introductory page highlighting the main features and how to use it in a way enabling the customer to work out the cost of the selected journey. The launch of the Arabized version of Wojhati is timed with the process of updating maps to include the latest locations and stops recently completed in the Emirate of Dubai,” added Shakeri.
Wojhati app, which itself is the first of its kind in the Middle East for public transport users, provides all information needed by public transport riders in Dubai using various public transit means (buses, metro and marine transport) such as the journey timing, fare, guidance for arriving to the required destination, alert in case of delayed journeys, and the time taken to arrive at the selected destination.
This service can be availed via a free-to-download smooth application compatible with all brands of smart phones, offering users easy access to public transport means. – TradeArabia News Service