Essential Apps You Must Follow To Enrich Your Dubai Life


Lots of smartphones apps or online solution are here to make life easier for you. Moving to Dubai from anywhere else can be a devastating experience, with the rich Arabic heritage, the fancy cars, the passionate people and the never-ending fascination of the skylines, anyone is likely to deal with a culture shock. Most of the Dubai people will agree that one of the biggest draws to life in this city is having various services at your fingertips. With a growing no of local apps being developed every day, many organizations and IT companies in Dubai now have convenience down to an art.

According to UK Research Company Portio Research, there will have been more than 41.5 million smartphone users across the world by the end of the year and 20 % of those are in the MENA region. To deal with this fast paced lifestyle of Dubai, it is necessary to get into the groove with the local lingo and ways of life. Having the following mobile apps on your smart device will not only ease your transition to the city but also enrich your way of living.


Dubizzle – when you are living in a new country, managing your expenses can be challenging, but with buying and selling platforms like Dubizzle, you can easily make your purchase from different sections like cars, apartments, and classifieds that are relatively pocket-friendly. Dubizzle .com is the leading classifieds website in the United Arab Emirates. It has become the number one platform for UAE’s users to buy, sell, and scout out for the job vacancies as well in their community.


Talabat – can you have your food, without any ordering hassles? Well, now you definitely can!

An extension of the popular website, this app list most of GCC’s larger outlets from McDonald’s to Domino’s pizza. With a wide variety of cuisines from recognized international and local restaurants, areas and average delivery time, if you are scout out for food, this simple and straightforward app does the job. No matter what type of food you are craving, you will find it on Talabat.

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The Dubai Mall – The world’s largest mall surely needs an iPhone app of its own. When you are shopping somewhere as large as The Dubai Mall, navigating your way can be a quite difficult. This app uses GPS to locate your exact location on a 3D map. With shops logically categorized and information on stores that are running money-saving offers. This app also lets you save your car park location. The Dubai Mall has 10 parking levels and 26 parking zones. You can still can’t find your car location then simply enable the feature ‘Take Me To My Car’ – Cleartrip lets you search and book flights, hotel and package holidays directly from your smartphone. The greatness of this app is that it searches flights from a wide range of airlines, saving your valuable search time.

Dubai Metro – This app could be better but still, it has extremely relevant information for metro users. You can find out information on metro timings, fares, rules, and fines. Dubai Metro app emphases on only giving you information though. It will tell you the numerous methods and places you can top up your NoI card, but it won’t let you do it through the app.


RTA Dubai – The RTA Dubai app is more functional than Dubai Metro. Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority’s nifty app allows you to calculate the fare between metro destinations, pay for parking, book a taxi closest to metro station and find out about current projects being undertaken by the association. For road users, it lists tourist places, shopping malls, hospitals, and petrol station also.


Heari – Heari is social network app which lets users to literally voice their opinions through audio and share it with their followers and friends for ensuring a good flow of communication. It enables users to communicate with professionals and experts. It not only offers communication with text but also provides audio communication.

Souq – is a favorite among UAE People with reasonable deals for high-end brands. It sold more than 8.4 million products in 31 categories including fashion, electronics, health and beauty, household, goods, and baby. An online shopping app with your reach saves your valuable time and trouble of going to a mall. It is the largest eCommerce platform in the Arab world.

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Time Out – having an app like Time Out Dubai in your arsenal may ease the decision-making process. It is a popular lifestyle magazine. Living a vibrant city like Dubai can be quite difficult. With so many things happening throughout the day, it is common for one to be conflicted about what to do or where to go. Time Out app always has excellent suggestions as it has all the relevant information about the music, nightlife, restaurants, film opening and hotels.

Noip – Noip is the largest free dynamic DNS provider. It provides a simple way to create, manage and keep your hostnames update with the exact IP address. You just have to log in to the app with your No-IP credentials and create hostnames on their domains or your own domain. You can also run a game server and allow buddies to connect around the world.


Dubai Doctors – Dubai doctors is a health care app developed by the Dubai Health Authority for tourist and people of Dubai to search for medical care and facilities. This app is available in English and Arabic both language. It allows users to search for healthcare professionals according to their specifications like gender, nationality, and facility. It also has a platform to share their feedback and recommendation on specific facility and doctors along with a list of all the DHA hospitals, expert healthcare centers, and medical fitness centers.


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