Ras al Khaimah: In an effort to enhance the quality of life and drive sustainable development in the emirate, the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department has officially launched the “Unified Addressing and Spatial Guidance System Project for the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah” also known as “The Address”.
The Address is also expected to help Ras Al Khaimah in achieving its developmental and economic plans while offering it a distinguished identity.
The system which is in line with the best international standards and practices in the modernisation and standardisation of the process of naming streets and determining locations, areas, roads and buildings around the emirate, as well as in re-planning and organising their full addresses will ensure the efficiency and accuracy of business and government services.
During its first phase, the project will launch an e-platform, currently under development, for members of the community and visitors. The initiative is expected to all northern and southern regions of the emirate as part of its scope.
All mapping companies were provided with digital data so they can update their maps and locations, while efforts are underway regarding the installation of billboards on buildings and streets in the emirate for the second phase of the project.
The project will highlight the emirate’s heritage and culture, as local experts were consulted to ensure the correct representation of the local culture and dialect within the new system.
The Address is a user-friendly smart tool for a more modern lifestyle, utilises the latest technological applications and provides fast and accurate information, enabling residents, companies and visitors to perform their daily business in a smarter and more efficient way and leverage all opportunities provided by the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.gene
Commenting on the new system, Mr. Munther bin Shekar Al Zaabi , Director-General of the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department, stated that The Address will offer a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits, which include reducing emergency response times, improving the quality of delivery services, and helping identify addresses more easily.