Dubai: You can now forget where you parked your car in at least three malls in Dubai. A new parking assist facility installed at Majid Al Futtaim’s Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdiff City Centre will find it for you within seconds.
Unveiled recently, the-easy-to use (see box) Park Assist Kiosks have already helped hundreds of forgetful shoppers.
“The other day I lost my car at Deira City Centre. I was getting worried when a security guard directed me to one of these kiosks,” says Rachel, 27, an Aussie visitor.
Al Barsha resident Josh who goes to the Mall of the Emirates several times a week says his life has changed considerably since the kiosks came up.
“Earlier, I had to resort to taking photos of my car. All I need to do is to remember my registration plate number,” joked the American
Indian Kuldeep Mathur says he was pleasantly surprised to see new Park Assist kiosks on his last visit to Mirdiff City Centre.
“It came as a real blessing. I guess worrying about forgetting where you have parked your car in the mall will now be a thing of the past,” said the Abu Hail resident.
“I have had terrible experiences of forgetting my car in a mall. Once I had to take a taxi aroud four levels of parking before I could locate my car. Thankfully parking in these malls will be hassle-free now,” added Moroccan Hicham at Deira City Centre. According to a mall management executive, the park assist systems, unveiled only about a month ago cater to over 20,000 cars. “Lots of people, especially tourists driving rented cars have been using the feature since its launch,” he said. .
Last summer Dubai Mall tested their own Find Your Car technology to spare motorists the hassle of having to wander around parking lots.
How it works:
Locate the nearest ‘Park Assist’ kiosk inside the mall
Punch in the registration plate number at the kiosk
Receive a map indicating the exact location of your car with photo