The Launch of the smart mosque will let people gather information regarding the mosque from their smart phones and tablets.

UAE had its first smart mosque launched through the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities (DIACA) on Sunday.

This step is part of the smart Government initiative which was made public by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in May 2013.

The initiative is to develop smart mosques which will have a Quick response (QR) code technology, which will let people get updated on information about the mosque, from its prayer timings, area, capacity, history and lectures of courses etc. This will improve the customer experience provided by the mosque to the people, delivering them a more interactive communication channel.

These interactive services will be provided through smart phones and tablets, which can be viewed around the clock.

“We are using the QR code technology to identify all mosques of the emirate to help develop and add more value to them, and make the electronic services easier and more accessible.” For comments on the smart services available, the public may call (04-6087844), mentioning the name and mosque code which is 74, said, Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General – DIACA

The purpose of creating this new channel is to have more effective communication with the pubic and getting information to them. The smart mosque initiative also lets the people provide, feedbacks, suggestions or any complains they need to inform the mosque authorities about.