Dubai Now, Smart Dubai Government's innovative app that features more than 50 smart services provided by 22 government entities, has won the "Best Government Mobile App of the Year” category at the ".GOV Awards 2016” held in Dubai.
The latest statistics of Smart Dubai Government reveal that ‘Dubai Now' app has so far been downloaded 143,600 times from the Apple Store and Google Play. The app is constantly updated and customers can now apply for certificates of good conduct from Dubai Police and get smarter alerts enabled for mParking free timings.
The award-winning app offers customers a set of service packages built to meet their needs and assembled within sub-bundles that are classified into 11 categories to access services anytime and anywhere with ease and speed in one place.
The categories are Payments and Invoices, Public Transportation, Security and Justice, Health, Car Driving, Visas, Education Services, Islam Service, Business, Housing, and Public Services.
Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, said: "We aim to offer sustainable happiness to the residents of Dubai in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler Dubai, who has stated that ‘Making people happy is a task that can't be delayed' and therefore dedicate this award to him.
"Smart Dubai Government is working to make Dubai the world's smartest and happiest city and has developed a unique plan for the city based on technological and smart innovations across four pillars and six strategic dimensions.
"We have set a benchmark from the world's 10 smart cities to enhance smart services in the emirate to ensure comprehensive happiness of the community. The integrated services platform - ‘Dubai Now,' ‘Smart Dubai Platform' and the ‘Happiness Index' are the most important initiatives and services that we have developed and launched.”
For his part, Wesam Al Abbas Lootah, CEO, Smart Dubai Government said: "Smart Dubai Government is working according to a clear strategy that runs parallel and integrates with the roadmap of Smart Dubai. We aim to make people of Dubai happy by increasing their confidence in the services provided to them in line with the vision of the wise leadership in harnessing modern technology to serve the emirate's residents.”