Apple Maps launches turn-by-turn directions in the UAE

The app now offers indoor maps for key Dubai locations, including The Dubai Mall

Apple users will know that historically the Apple Maps app has been a little unreliable. However, that is set to change as the company launches turn-by-turn directions, which aim to reliably guide users from A to B.

The navigation app can be used on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch, and in the car with CarPlay. It is fully functional in English and Arabic, and offers both walking and driving directions.

Apple has also announced a number of new features on the app, including Collections, which offers users a way to collate and share lists of their favourite locations, places they want to visit or top sites for their outing.

Another new feature is called Favourites, which gives customers quick and easy navigation to the places they visit every day, which can be found on the launch screen. The app also has the ability to share ETA with family and friends, based on the map's prediction, and will revise times if a delay occurs.

Apple's indoor maps 

Anyone who has been lost in The Dubai Mall will know how handy an indoor map on your phone could be.

In the next few days, the app will introduce indoor maps, with the ability to navigate inside Dubai International Airport, Festival City Mall and The Dubai Mall.

The app will be able to tell users which level they’re on, the location of nearby facilities and which stores and restaurants are open.

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