DCT Abu Dhabi launches self-guided audio app for independent exploration


A new self-guided audio tours app released by DCT Abu Dhabi is changing the way locals and travellers explore the city, with the first 25,000 downloads of the five tours available free of charge.

To celebrate a fresh year of travel and adventure, The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched Voicemap app, a new initiative that allows tourists and residents to explore the Emirate through self-paced audio tours.

The new app is said to be a particularly appealing immersive experience, as travellers worldwide opt for more individualised experiences in place of group tours in light of the covid-19 pandemic.  

Using the Voicemap app, residents and visitors alike can now explore Abu Dhabi at their own pace, through audio tours covering not only Abu Dhabi city but also Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

With heaps of content to tap into, every corner of the emirate is now within reach for intrepid, inquisitive residents who want to learn more about their home, and visitors who prefer to venture beyond the organised tour groups. 

The initial five audio guides are: 

  • Abu Dhabi Skyline Tour
  • Modern Heritage Tour of Downtown Abu Dhabi
  • Al Hosn Architectural Tour
  • Al Ain Nature and History Tour
  • Liwa Forts Tour

The guides are set to take users from ancient times into the present, with the freedom to explore, learn and share. The informative tours provide in-depth looks at a variety of topics and reveal fascinating insider information that is not available anywhere else. 

DCT Abu Dhabi says the new audio guides will allow users to immerse themselves in the history and modern culture of Abu Dhabi in ways not previously possible.

The first 25,000 downloads of the five tours are available free of charge.

Once the Voicemap app is downloaded, there is no need for a WiFi or 3G/5G connection. Since it is a digital experience, users can pause and pick up the tours at their own convenience.

More self-guided audio tours are already planned for other must-see attractions in the emirate in the future.

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