Abu Dhabi launches new digital functionalities

Abu Dhabi launches new digital functionalities

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has launched three new digital functionalities - an online map, a flight search, and a car rental search - on its destination website.

Site visitors, who currently account for a daily hit average of 7,000, can now use the online map, built in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre, which features over 400 web pages with dual satellite and vector views, letting visitors identify easily the exact location of Abu Dhabi’s main points of interest.

The flight search functionality compares and displays real-time information from 50 booking engines and more than 25 international airlines in one screen, allowing visitors to find immediately the best fares to suit their travel plans to Abu Dhabi.

Visitabudhabi.ae provides the filters and the search, and leaves consumers to decide who to book their flights with.

While easing the planning of trips to Abu Dhabi, visitabudhabi.ae is also enhancing the visitor experience when travelling in the emirate.

The easy-to-use car rental search provides real-time information on pricing and availability in multiple languages and currencies, and from multiple providers.

Together with the existing hotel search, live since June 1st, these additional flight and car rental services are presented in a unified, multiple-option search box, letting visitors browse, compare, choose and, ultimately, be a few clicks away from the actual booking of their trip.

Conceived with travellers’ needs in mind, visitabudhabi.ae is designed as a one-stop-shop for tourists who want to explore the emirate, giving them easy access to interact, in any of eight languages - Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese - with extensive, dynamic information on Abu Dhabi’s attractions and experiences, culture and heritage, events and recreation activities. 

The hotel search option aggregates live deals and room availability from over 50 booking engines, giving visitors real-time information prior to their decision to book.

Visitabudhabi.ae is also accompanied by the destination’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, YouTube, Pinterest), inviting travellers to become active contributors to the destination, to post, comment, get inspired and share their experience.

Abu Dhabi’s destination website and social media channels are meant to accompany visitors in all stages of their trip from dreaming and planning, to actual booking, throughout their stay, and upon their return home.

Further enhancements planned for visitabudhabi.ae this year include iPhone and iPad apps and additional social media channels.