Places.ae, Dubai’s Location Based Directory

| May 2, 2008 | comment 8 Comments

Places.ae is one of those simple, small, but very useful services that we really wish we had more of all around the Arab world.

In short, and using their own words which I think say it best, places.ae is a location based directory for Dubai.
Integrating Google Maps, the website helps you find, positioned on a map, anything in Dubai by simply asking you what you are looking for, and the neighborhood you’re looking for it in; from businesses to restaurants to clubs to hospitals to any other place you would want to go to in Dubai.

The interface is very simple and really easy to use; you start typing what you’re searching for and the website helps by giving suggestions, and then it delivers a list of nearby places sorted by how far they are from the location you typed in.

You get to click on each one of these places to see it located on a map, find how other people who have been there rate it and read their comments on it.

Users can also add other places that they know of to the website, thereby giving the community the possibility to further enrich the service.

Places.ae currently only covers Dubai, but should be adding other emirates soon. The service is free, both for users and for businesses for the time being.

This very cool service is a product of the collaboration of code.ae and spinbits.

# Places.ae

  • http://www.places.ae Michael Smith

    Hi Mohamed,

    Thanks for your post man! Michael and I will get together soon to give places.ae a good revamp.

    Great blog! Keep it up!

  • http://www.places.ae Michael Smith

    Hi Mohamed,

    Thanks for your post man! Michael and I will get together soon to give places.ae a good revamp.

    Great blog! Keep it up!

  • http://www.startuparabia.com Mohamed Marwen Meddah

    You’re welcome Michael, I really like your service, and truly wish more people would apply this idea around the Arab world.

    Let me know when the revamp is done and if there are any other news from your side; I’d be glad to talk about them.

    Good luck :) Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.subzeroblue.com Mohamed Marwen Meddah

    You’re welcome Michael, I really like your service, and truly wish more people would apply this idea around the Arab world.

    Let me know when the revamp is done and if there are any other news from your side; I’d be glad to talk about them.

    Good luck :) Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.places.ae Michael Hendrickx

    Dear Mohamed,

    This is “the other Michael” of Places.ae, thank you so much for the post. I’ve been subscribed to your news letter for a while, amazing work you guys are doing.

    As Michael said, we’re revamping things again and adding quite some of content, we’ll let you know when this is done.

    Thank you again, and keep up the great work.

    -mh

  • http://www.places.ae Michael Hendrickx

    Dear Mohamed,

    This is “the other Michael” of Places.ae, thank you so much for the post. I’ve been subscribed to your news letter for a while, amazing work you guys are doing.

    As Michael said, we’re revamping things again and adding quite some of content, we’ll let you know when this is done.

    Thank you again, and keep up the great work.

    -mh

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