Sharjah, Ajman now on Street View: The Google Map’s Street View now features Sharjah and Ajman, adding both emirates to a list of 3,000 cities around the world that have are available on this option.
Designed to allow users to view and navigate 360 degree street-level imagery of major streets across both emirates, the Street View feature is an advantage not only for tourists but for residents and businesses too, reported Gulf News.
“The idea behind the feature is to create a digital mirror of the world not only through imagery but by navigation,” Joyce Baz, Communications Manager at Google Mena, reportedly said.
Users are able to explore landmarks, view natural wonders, and navigate a trip or other points of interest. All streets across both Sharjah and Ajman can be viewed through the new feature, giving residents the chance to view specific streets or buildings in the emirate before visiting them, the report said.
Baz reportedly explained the feature is also an advantage for businesses that can increase exposure by embedding the 3D map on to their website.
Tourists can also preview popular spots in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman before planning a visit to the UAE. “Users have the chance to discover places and explore new areas they might not be able to visit easily simply through their desktops or smartphones,” Baz added.
Some of the popular areas in Sharjah captured by Street View are Al Noor Mosque, the Khor Fakkan and Kalba enclaves on the East Coast, the Al Tamal camel track, and the Al Murabaa watchtower on the Corniche, said the news portal.
The feature also takes users down footpaths, tracks and narrow pathways to get images of natural beauty spots and tourist sites — some of which include Al Majaz Waterfront along with Al Qasba and the Ferris wheel, it added.
Streets including Al Khan, Al Wahda and Corniche in Sharjah, and Al Muntazah Street, Shaikh Rashid Bin Humeed, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Shaikh Ammar Bin Humaid street in Ajman are also among the popular streets that can be viewed on Google Viewer, reported Gulf News.