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Why VR App?
VR Application experience allows you to immerse yourself in the sights & attractions of a place through your smartphone. Interact by touch, gyro or use a mobile Virtual Reality headset such as the Merlin Immersive 3D or Google cardboard to explore the FULL 360 sites of the App. Navigate entirely through your VR headset for an amazing tour like none. It's just like you are actually there.
We have transformed ourselves into one of the most recognized names in virtual reality (VR) application development and 360-degree virtual tours. With high-profile projects such as the UAE VR; (Google Play:https://goo.gl/yoEmxs) and (App Store: https://goo.gl/qhNgCQ) and Sharjah VR; (Google Play: https://goo.gl/JvyURQ) and (App Store: https://goo.gl/COeuF8) apps for the Abu Dhabi and Sharjah governments, respectively, as well as in-house developed VR products such as Immersive 3D, Cardboard VR, and many others, Merlin has concretized its foot in the region’s virtual reality market.
Immerse yourself in a 360 degree tour of the UAE from anywhere in the world, without actually being there. The UAE VR app has been developed in line with the UAE Smart Government, a smart step to provide corporates as well as citizens with various direct public and core services online.
The app lets you experience the country’s cultural heritage and various sights and attraction through your smartphone. Interact with the app using your phone’s gyroscope or any virtual reality headsets such as Google Cardboard, Merlin’s Immersive 3D VR Glasses or Samsung Gear VR etc.
In the first version of the app, you get a grand virtual tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, UAE’s biggest mosque.
- • Guided tour with audio commentary in both English & Arabic
- • Virtual navigation through the mosque
- • Information hotspots
- • Exclusive virtual 360 degree tour of the mosque’s library (considered to be UAE’s first inside a mosque)
- Updated versions of the app would include more attractions.
Rich in history and culture, a land with a wealth of values, warm, and friendly people, the third-largest emirate of the UAE, Sharjah is an attractive and safe destination offering the right ingredients for leisure and business alike.
Sharjah VR presents the rich cultural heritage of the emirate, which was crowned the "Cultural Capital of the Arab World" in 1998, the Islamic Culture Capital for 2014, and the Arab Tourism Capital for 2015, from a different view.
Place yourself in the middle of the bustling alleyways of the majestic Souk Al Arsah; view the striking cityscape of Sharjah, including the 60-meter-high Eye of the Emirates wheel and the brilliant Sharjah Fountain; get up close with the rare Arabian leopard at Arabia’s Wildlife Center; and walk through the legendary Central Souk and catch a glimpse of the extraordinary collection of handicrafts, antiques, and gifts.
Sharjah VR has been developed in collaboration with the talented team at Merlin Digital, utilizing their expertise in 360-degree solutions. Interact with the app using your smartphone’s gyroscope or any virtual reality headsets such as Google Cardboard, Merlin’s Immersive 3D VR Glasses, or Samsung Gear VR. The app features a guided tour with audio commentary in both English and Arabic and allows users to virtually navigate through eight tourist attractions, which include Sharjah’s famous heritage museums, traditional souks, and waterfront parks.
Below is detailed information about the procedures and the scope of work.