Abu Dhabi DMT unveils Al Nalia app for safe maritime navigation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Al Nalia App | Image Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Media Office

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has launched the Al Nalia application for smartphones providing access to the emirate’s maritime safety maps.

Al Nalia application, developed in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Maritime and Maqta Gateway, enhances the safety of marine navigation in the emirate and ensures the efficiency and ease of use of waterways in Abu Dhabi.

Al Nalia has been introduced as a follow-up to the launch of the Maritime Safety Maps in Abu Dhabi. The two launches demonstrate a qualitative shift in maritime navigation in the emirate by displaying important navigational information, including the major commercial transit lanes and connectivity routes, speed limits, mooring and anchorage areas, and designated locations for motorized and non-motorized recreational maritime activities, in real-time.

The highly interactive interface of the app will help users search directly for the nearest marine facilities such as marinas, slipways, and marine fuel stations, and locations designated for recreational activities including jet skis, marine water sports, swimming, surfing, and much more.

The app offers users with one of the region’s most advanced maritime navigational services for smartphones providing a flexible experience that ensures ease of use and navigation.

Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
MD & Group CEO
Abu Dhabi Ports

“The introduction of new digital solutions such as the Abu Dhabi Maritime Safety Maps, and now the Al Nalia application, reflects AD Ports Group’s commitment to our leadership’s vision for the creation of a robust national economy backed by innovation. Through close collaboration with key strategic partners, the new application pushes the boundaries of how advanced technology can be applied to both modernizing our service capabilities and enhancing the user experience of our maritime community, while also strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading global maritime center.”

The application also delivers accurate data directly on global navigation systems such as Google Maps, which help users identify the best waterways, routes, and destinations, thereby making maritime map reading more accessible and user-friendly than ever before. Finally, the app also includes other additional functions, which are conveniently and easily accessible to users, as per the statement.

Capt. Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime at AD Ports Group, said that, “The launch of the Al Nalia mobile application is a key milestone in Abu Dhabi Maritime’s continued collaborative efforts to develop truly groundbreaking solutions that will accelerate the digitalization of the emirate’s maritime industry.”

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