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Portable GPS device for Ritz-Carlton guests

Have you just arrived in the country? Or have you ever been lost on your way to a business meeting or social gathering whilst driving in Dubai? The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has recently introduced a device to make sure you never lose your way around the citys busy roads again.

The hotels Concierge service offers a selection of unique mobile devices for hire to guests who need a little assistance in finding their way around Dubai. Instead of giving guests a map to follow to their destination, a guest can rent either a mobile or a PDA (Personal Digital Assistance) device according to their requirements. The devices are both integrated with a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver, preloaded with SuperNav software and UAE maps.

The makers of the device, namely RTE built on SuperBase, ensure that all the maps are continuously updated and employ more than 200 data-collectors to survey the roads in case there are any changes due to road repairs or construction.

We are pleased to announce that we are the first hotel in the Middle East to introduce this service, and it has already had such a positive impact on our guests, commented Sameh Ibrahim the Director of Information Technology at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. With these devices available, our guests will be able to explore Dubai on their own, and will never get lost again! he said.

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