Dubai residents can now buy their fish online instead of in person
Dubai - The app will link fishermen's nets with the internet.
People looking for a tasty morsel can now shop at the fish market via a user-friendly smart app.
The Dubai fishermen association, to meet customers' needs, launched the application under the name 'Tari (Soft) and Fresh' with the help of a local developer.
"This app will link fishermen's nets with the internet," said Omar Al Rumaithi, chairman of the association.
"The smart app, which lists all available fish types and their prices, better connects customers with fishermen and will increase fish sales."
Emiratis as well as residents who cannot go to the fish market in person can buy whatever fish they want through this app, he added.
"The smart service - which can be availed through a toll free number (8007766), saves time, money and effort, and it suits fans of modern technology."
Customers can get their fresh fish inspected in advance by competent supervisors to ensure quality, taste, and nutritious value.
"Cleaning and cutting the fish can also be provided as per request, with the highest degree of cleanliness strictly observed."
The new app includes all fish types offered for sale, he explained. "The developer has been asked to design the app in both Arabic and English so that everybody can use it with no need for extra help."
Al Rumaithi said the app has been used on a trial basis for some time. "This helped identify the flexibility of the app, its value, and its level of convenience for customers and employees."
The app has been downloaded many times, gaining in popularity amongst customers, he underlined.
"Customers are happy about so is the Association, as it increased fish sales, helped fishermen promote their products, and reached customers anywhere and anytime."
Al Rumaithi said the Association takes a step forward when a drop if fish amount is reported due to rough sea and strong waves.
"We supply imported fish as per customers' needs instead, and run discounts to attract more customers and avoid any loss in revenues due to the drop in the fish amount collected."
Hamdy Saber, a Palestinian resident, said he was a big fish fan. "I eat fish three times a week, and that smart app has made things easier, that I simply pick the fish I want with just a click."
Echoing the same Munzir Mohammed, a Syrian resident, said he goes to the fish market more often to buy different types of fish he prefers, like Hamoor, Sheri, and Safi. "This app is so friendly and saves my time and effort."