WAM -- Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has won top honours at the Best Mobile Government Service Awards at the World Government Summit Awards for the new, improved version of its Visit Abu Dhabi mobile application.
The latest version of the Visit Abu Dhabi app, which gives users instant access to all that is new in the emirate via their mobile phones and tablets, won top spot in the Tourism category at the prestigious ceremony, which was held in Dubai on Tuesday, February 14th, as part of the World Government Summit 2017.
The Tourism category recognises mobile innovations of government entities in the areas of tourism development, travel and hospitality, culture and arts, recreation, sight-seeing and shopping, with TCA Abu Dhabi’s app triumphing with judges over stiff competition from rival entries from both Japan and Russia.
The Best m-Government Service Awards, which are open to all governments worldwide, is an annual initiative that has its origins in the Smart Government vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to stimulate and encourage government entities to provide creative and innovative solutions using smart phone applications, mobile phones and SMS solutions.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of TCA Abu Dhabi, and Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director-General of TCA Abu Dhabi, received the award from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
"The Visit Abu Dhabi App provides world-class services and provisions making content-rich experiences available for all our residents and visitors, and caters to key target markets. It has quickly become an indispensable and invaluable resource for all" said Saif Ghobash, "Our collaboration with numerous governmental entities enables us to integrate their services within the app and provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information."
Other categories at the Awards included Health, Education, Environment, Social Affairs, Safety and Security, Economy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure as well as a ‘One Stop App’ category.