Doha, 27 July 2019
Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, has officially released a new smartphone application, featuring an array of digital services to enhance the visitors’ experience while discovering the history and culture of Msheireb and Qatar.
Developed by Msheireb Museums, the application is an innovative and easy way to explore each of the four houses using the geolocation technology to provide the first ever digital audio tour feature in Qatar. With a digital positioning system covering every corner at the Museums, the Tour allows visitors to hear audio narrations and explanations as they move around, giving them the freedom to manage their own tour at their own pace, and make the best out of their experience, while minimising consumption of printed material.
The application boasts an array of other options including location and wayfinding from any place in Qatar, notifications and alerts on upcoming events and workshops as they become available, and social media sharing.
Schools and groups can also now book their special tours via the new Reservation options. Additionally, entities who would like to use the Museums state-of-the-art facilities, for their events, workshops, exhibitions or meetings, can now register using the “Rent” feature included in the mobile application.
Dr Hafiz Ali, Msheireb Museums Director, said: “Innovation is a core component of our vision as a social history museum. We are keen on giving our visitors an interactive, engaging and comfortable experience that encourages them to explore chapters of our country’s history. This is a huge achievement and we look forward to engaging with the community and using the app as a medium for better communication and service.”
Msheireb Museums application is available for free on the App Store and Google Play for both IOS and Android devices, in English and Arabic. The Audio Tour feature is accessible only when at Msheireb Museums and requires a Bluetooth connection.