Dubai's smart mosques project: Worship 24|7

The Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) on Sunday launched Phase I of the smart mosques project as part of plan to shift to the smart government initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dr Hamad bin Al Sheikh Al Shaibani, Director-General of IACAD, who launched the service at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Mosque in Jumierah, said the worshippers can access the 24|7 service on mobile phones and smart tablets through the QR code (Quick Response Code), which is used for the first time in government buildings in the UAE.

Phase one, he added, would cover nine mosques.

Nasser Mubarak, IT Head at IACAD, explained that the project provides a sophisticated channel of communication with mosque goers who can obtain general information about a history, construction, capacity and category of certain mosque. Other e-services include donation, suggestions and complaints, and faults reporting.

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