Google has announced the arrival of Fujairah in Street View, a feature by Google Maps that will allow users to view and navigate 360-degree street-level imagery of major streets across the city.
Following in the footsteps of Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Dubai, and Ajman, Fujairah is the 5th Emirate to be featured on Street View.
Street View was launched in May 2007 and is already available in more than 3,000 cities across 63 countries around the world. Google Street View imagery provides users with a rich, immersive browsing experience and allows users to explore world landmarks, view natural wonders, navigate a trip or other points of interest.
Some of the main areas Street View users will be able to see in the city starting today are: the historic Fujairah Fort, a major historic landmark in the UAE as well as the city’s very own Shiekh Zayed Mosque.
Ulf Spitzer, global lead for the Google Street View Program, said: “Millions of people around the world will now be able to see Fujairah on Google Street View in beautiful 360-degree imagery which highlights the city’s most exciting landmarks. Wherever we have launched Street View, we have seen a positive response, and we believe that people and businesses in the UAE and across the world can benefit on many levels from having this imagery available.”
- Engineer Mohamed Saif Al Afkham, director general of Fujairah Municipality said: “We, here at Fujairah Municipality have been working on different smart Government projects like “VRFujairah” and “Where” in order to provide interactive channels to the citizens and visitors to explore Fujairah and find any information of interest. These services have been using google maps APIs in providing the best possible experience to the users. With the enablement of Google Street View for Fujairah, the citizens and visitors will be able to have a new way of experiencing sightseeing and doing business in the emirate of Fujairah. Google Street view will be an added channel to improve the user experience and facilities in sectors like Rentals, Real Estate, Construction, travel and tourism, and other investment opportunities.