Dubai to Give Every Building a QR Code – Tech Europe – WSJ

Posted on April 11, 2011

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When I lived in Dubai I was shocked to learn that there were no addresses.

All the streets weren’t named and the buildings didn’t have numbers either. There is no mail delivery in Dubai so everyone has a PO Box.  Trying to get from one location to another was a complicated series of “turn left at the third light then go past the tall gold building and make a right…” or an expensive taxi ride since you were at the mercy of the driver and his knowledge of the various landmarks used to navigate.

Forget using your GPS to get directions too. But, having a unique QR Code on each building seems like a reasonable solution to a logistical nightmare.

Full story here.

Dubai to Give Every Building a QR Code – Tech Europe – WSJ.

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