11 Apr 2018 – 8:01
By Sanaullah Ataullah / The Peninsula
DOHA: Al Dana company has launched ‘Qatar Taxi’, which is the first Qatari application of its kind for booking cabs at affordable price. The app is safe, reliable and capable to ensure the security, privacy of users and their data in better way compared to any other applications as it is Qatar based, said an official of the company at the launch ceremony.
Sheikh Hamad Al Thani, CEO of Al Dana Company, said: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the first Qatar-based mobile car reservation application.
“Looking at the growing need for such unique applications in Qatar, we have developed this application, which will offer excellent services to our fellow commuters who are increasingly looking for an ease of travel with advanced technologies that protect their personal information in better ways than other applications”.
“Official statistics point that Qatar is witnessing growth in all sectors, thereby attracting many visitors from different countries, in addition to the increasing numbers of citizens and residents, and that’s where the opportunity for such services lies.
“The figure is further expected to register an uptick with an increase in the number of events happening in various sectors and fields. This growth will further be enhanced as the date of hosting the World Cup 2022 approaches near.”
Sheikh Hamad Al Thani, added: “While in today’s day and age, it might be easy to develop an app for smart phone users, the biggest challenge lies in maintaining the confidentiality and security of the information of those users. That’s why we have partnered with one of the world’s leading companies in this field, which will be based in Doha, to ensure the security, privacy and secrecy of our users and their data.
“This is the biggest USP of our app apart from various salient features, to make the app more user-friendly. We didn’t work to just launch a mobile app, but we sought to have a reliable application without the fear of leaking users’ information,” he continued.
On the sidelines of the event, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim announced that in the coming period, “Qatar Taxi” will pursue several strategic partnerships with ministries and authorities in addition to launching wide range of offers, which will meet the needs of the society.