Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Friday, September 17, 2010

Exploring Fujairah on a 360° Virtual Tour

Updated Article
Soon it will be possible to explore Fujairah and plan your real visit from the comfort of your own home.

Already one can see Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain on more than 100 photographic panoramas.

Using Google Earth technology the site allows you to zoom in and out on the tallest building in the world (the most popular scene) and drag the panorama along until you spot another vista you want to explore.

The site, 360 EMIRATES Virtual Tours, says viewers can ‘explore the virtual world of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Uum al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah’ but currently the search for Fujairah results as follows: ‘Fujairah Not Found, Listings 0.’

360° Fujairah?
I contacted the owners at Al Fanoos to ask them when they are going to make a 360° panorama of Fujairah (as it is arguably one of the most spectacular of the seven emirates) and this was their reply:

“We would like to go in Fujairah within 1-2 months. We definitely want to show all of the Emirates in the country…this new technology is unknown for most….Our mission is a little hard and the path is unbeaten but we like this country and we would like to show it to the world.”

Challenging Mission
The web site states their high mission:

“We would like to create the best virtual country (U.A.E.) in the world where you can find and see 360° panorama photos in virtual tours from all of important place, landmark, museum, heritage, building, hotel, restaurant, bar, shop, showroom, company, factory, mall, government office, park, water park, theme park, entertainment place .... etc. in the emirates.”

Helpful Resource
When the 360° Panorama of Fujairah is created it will be a great resource, not just for curious residents but for tourists seeking a foretaste of Fujairah.

Updated Article
360° Emirates Panorama on Google Earth Comes to Fujairah, FIF, 20 September 2010.

Geoff Pound

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Image: “The tallest building in the world (the most popular site)…”

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