During the World Government Summit Awards, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) was recognised in the ‘Best Mobile Government Service Awards’ category for its new and improved Visit Abu Dhabi mobile application.
The awards category commends and awards mobile innovations of government entities in the areas of tourism development, travel and hospitality, culture and arts, recreation, sight-seeing and shopping.
The latest version of the Visit Abu Dhabi App acquired the top spot in the category at the ceremony, which took place on February 14 in Dubai, as part of the World Government Summit 2017.
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of TCA Abu Dhabi, and director general, TCA Abu Dhabi, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash were presented the award by Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Ghobash enthused: “This award received today is a testimony to TCA Abu Dhabi’s strategy to ensure sustainable progress, making the best use of modern technological advancements accessible to the public, and keeping pace with the best international practices in the field of smart applications.”
Version 4.0 of the app is available on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone, and features many enhancements that have made it more user-friendly. The Visit Abu Dhabi app has reached more than 240,000 downloads so far, and has been nominated twice, in 2014 and 2015, for the prestigious Webby Awards for the Best Travel App Award.
The app is available in 10 languages – Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese.