Ooredoo launches Qatar's first desert navigation app
January 05 2016 09:10 PM
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Screenshot of Ooredoo's dedicated Inland Sea application


Ooredoo has launched a dedicated Inland Sea application, aimed to help easily navigate people through the desert dunes to safe spots and tourist attractions.
The application, which is the first ever Qatar desert navigation app, will provide users with important information such as geography and terrain, camping sites, emergency numbers and Supernet signal towers, so that desert visitors can stay connected.
Importantly, the application will offer user’s satellite navigation through the desert to the Inland Sea using Ooredoo’s Supernet, offering peace of mind for families and friends visiting the area.
Ooredoo Qatar director (Community and Public Relations) Fatima Sultan al-Kuwari said, “Ooredoo continues to provide our full support for people’s desert adventures, as part of our wider engagement with the culture and traditions of Qatar. Wherever people travel to, they can be sure of a great connection to our Supernet, and now be safe in the knowledge that thanks to our app, finding your way home or to a dedicated medical area near the Inland Sea has never been easier.”
In another first, the app will also provide visitors the dune names as they exist in Qatari lore. This is the first time that the spoken Arabic traditional dune names have been translated onto a digital map, and will offer visitors cultural insight into the area.
Anyone with a smartphone can download the application now from here for iOS users, and  for android from here.
This is the latest in a line of desert activations for the company, and to make sure all of Qatar’s people are safe in the desert; Ooredoo distributed a specially-commissioned hardcopy of the Inland Sea Desert Map and Guide, which includes important information such as emergency numbers, tips on desert survival, and locations to visit.
Ooredoo enhanced its nationwide Ooredoo Supernet across the desert recently, launching “Operation Desert” to upgrade and install new network towers at popular desert sites and camping spots, including rolling-out 4G+ towers.
To ensure families stay safe in the desert, the Ooredoo Inland Sea App also has a direct contact button to “Fazat Mawater” - a team of trained professional desert drivers, who volunteer to rescue people from the desert in situations such as marooned cars, trapped wheels or being lost.

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