PRN: 'Local Search' Launches the UAE's Ultimate Business Locator to Take you the Last Mile
"Local Search" Launches the UAE's Ultimate Business Locator to Take you the Last Mile [28-May-2012] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Find any business location anywhere in the UAE as "Local Search" introduces unique virtual addressing system for every building and company Doing business often starts with finding a business but the UAE has no single unified addressing system and so finding companies and their physical locations can often be a long and frustrating process.
'Local Search' Launches the UAE's Ultimate Business Locator to Take you the Last Mile
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Find any business location anywhere in the UAE as 'Local Search' introduces unique virtual addressing system for every building and company
Doing business often starts with finding a business but the UAE has no single unified addressing system and so finding companies and their physical locations can often be a long and frustrating process. However, wasting valuable time trying to find a company is set to become a thing of the past as Local Search, powered by Informap, introduces a unique virtual addressing system for the UAE called GRL, as part of its online business search service.
We have all experienced the dreaded question on the phone - 'where is your office location?' - followed by frustrating minutes of cross communication and often with no satisfactory result at the end. Now, Local Search has incorporated a unique business locator based on an interactive digital map of the UAE, made available exclusively to Local Search business directory service under an agreement with Informap Productions LLC.
Almost every single building and company registered in the UAE and its freezones has been assigned a unique 6-digit number (GRL - Geo Reference Locator) with the details of areas, streets and building posted names on the most accurate and detailed digital map ever available online for the UAE.
Mr Kelly Jones, General Manager - Sales & Marketing, Local Search, explains: "We believe that the GRL Number will become an essential element of every business address for companies in the UAE, just like a telephone number. This benefits not only the smaller SMEs in more traditional business areas of the UAE but even those based in the new business districts and Free Trade Zones with their office tower complexes. Local Search takes you the last mile - even the last few steps - to your business destination. 90 per cent of the UAE's buildings have already been mapped and assigned a GRL and this will be an ongoing mapping process."
Any UAE company can find its office building GRL simply by going online at http://www.localsearch.ae and searching the company in the online directory and then viewing the precise location on the adjacent map. Â
Mr. David Khidasheli, Chairman of Informap Group, comments: Â "Local Search has sourced our geo-coded business data content into its online business search service and the company's Local Pages business directory for the UAE. This gives us a fantastic platform to showcase our unique virtual addressing system in which we have made a considerable investment at a building level, through video mapping and field surveys, to simplify locating a business or a building."
"Business search has moved on dramatically in recent years and is now dominated by online and mobile search," adds Mr Mohamed Al Hameli, Chairman of Local Pages. "We launched LocalSearch.ae in October 2011 and the response to-date has been very strong with companies taking advantage of the free listings and the free directory. Our monthly increase in visitors to the site is very satisfying and consequently advertising support is also building momentum, so we are on target. The site is fully enabled for mobile and connected to all the major social media networks, and we are already working on new service enhancements, upgrades and applications." Â
Notes to editors
About Local Search
Local Search is a local UAE business search service, offering online and directory listings and a one-stop shop for searching companies and business services. Local Search is a part of Local Pages LLC.
Informap is specialized in providing location based solutions for home delivery and mobile resource management. Operating in the UAE since 2002, Informap holds the most accurate and detailed building level map data and business content for the entire UAE.
Issued on behalf of Local Search by WPR Dubai.