Out of data? This Google Maps alternative works without internet

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So you’ll always be able to navigate those changing Dubai roads…

Navigating Dubai’s ever-changing roads catches out even the most experienced Dubai drivers – but the latest update to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Smart Drive app aims to make that a whole lot easier.

The new update to Smart Drive uses GPS technology to guide motorists on their route without requiring internet connection on their mobile. It provides instant accurate information about the traffic condition in Dubai thanks to the interface with Makani app of the Dubai Municipality.

So if you’re connected to wifi or not, you’ll still be able to use the app to make it to your destination.

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RTA official Maitha bin Adai explains, “The user interface of Smart Drive app has been revamped where additional search features have been added enabling users to specify their locations more accurately. The process is assisted by new icons giving more details to the roads traffic condition, and the use of Makani addressing system’s code on the application map.”

Since launching in 2014, the app has had three million downloads and boasts several helpful features for drivers including displaying key landmarks, showing metro, tram and bus stations, as well as alerting motorists about the maximum speed and traffic conditions on Dubai roads.

“These updates of Smart Drive app have been adopted in the context of our endeavors to improve services offered to residents and visitors of Dubai,” bin Adai said.

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