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Zoom, Teams calls get Dubai's scenic digital touch

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on June 10, 2020 | Last updated on June 10, 2020 at 12.55 pm
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Users of video conferencing apps can download free images showcasing the beauty and diversity of Dubai's destinations and use them as their backdrop.

Have a video call with family or colleagues? Why not take a seat by the Burj Khalifa or the Burj Al Arab, or sit at the beach? All you have to do is select the digital scenery in your Zoom or Microsoft Teams call.

With the world's business ecosystem embracing a virtual environment due to the global pandemic and more people working from home, Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has stepped in to help make remote communication and collaboration a truly immersive and positive experience.

In its latest initiative, the department is providing users of web and video conferencing apps the opportunity to download free images depicting the diversity of Dubai's offerings to create a customised digital scenery as their backdrop.

The range of destination images that can be downloaded and used as virtual backgrounds highlights the attractions and experiences that await visitors to Dubai. They include stunning skylines, sunset scenes and sea views, as well as global landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, and activities showcasing the city's vibrant cultural life.

Users can download the backgrounds and use them on platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Webex.

The department has also created a fun digital activity for families that allows children and adults to download colouring sheets featuring popular Dubai attractions. Families and children can enjoy their time at home as they make use of their artistic skills to add their favourite colours to the beautiful designs depicting Dubai.

Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), said: "We're committed to communicate and collaborate efficiently while inspiring the people we connect with. As the focus is also on personalising daily experiences during these challenging times, Dubai Tourism is supporting ongoing efforts at creating a cheerful ambience for all, as well as providing families, business and leisure travelers who plan to visit Dubai later the opportunity to stay connected with the city through innovative ways. With many individuals and families continuing to spend hours online, we hope these virtual effects will also serve to keep the city top-of-mind among travellers and encourage users to make Dubai their destination of choice."


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