Dubai Municipality launches new global address system app

The new Makani e-map application will allow people to locate entrances to buildings to within a one-metre radius using a code for each building in the emirate.

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Dubai Municipality is testing a new global address system that will allow people to locate entrances to buildings to within a one-metre radius using a code for each building in the emirate.

Eng Hussain Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said the new Makani e-map application has many benefits, and will provide new names for streets, simplify the address system and coordinate location databases for government and private bodies.

The Makani app is available on smart phones, tablets computers, laptops, desktops, automotive navigation systems (with voice navigation feature) among others, and is free.

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