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10 Of The Best Apps For Dubai Residents To Use

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Cards are a thing of the past, in Dubai, with it moving towards being more of a ‘smart city’- apps are the thing.

Living in Dubai means having an app for anything and everything, and residents are absolutely in no position to complain?

Why? They make life easier, more accessible to all and convenient- perfect for a city that’s always up-and-running.

So keep up with the pace and download one of these apps, and upgrade your day-to-day:

10. Moonshine

You get a free drink every day when you download the app, gain access to offers from different venues AND discover new spots.

Having the app alone brings forth more benefits than simply going about your nightlife routine in its current phase.

Download here.

9. InstaShop

Getting your groceries in 60 minutes or less, life has never been simpler for Dubai residents.

We should be so lucky and grateful not to have to leave our apartments or villas to get a tub of butter.

Click buttons, your grocery appears. This app is the dream.

Download here.

8. 800Pharmacy

Another reason to thank the medical heavens is for having 800Pharmacy for an app.

You order your meds, whether that be a quick Panadol fix or a cough syrup for those horrible weather changes or ordering prescription meds. This spot delivers 24 hours a day/ 7 times a week.

Download here.

7. The Entertainer DXB

Anyone who lives in the UAE will know all about the ENTERTAINER brand.

The app has added serious value to UAE residents’ lives’ over the years and right now it’s got a unique deal that everyone (not just people who’ve purchased the annual package!) can make use of…

It’s the ultimate 2-for-1 – allowing residents to split the bill, save some cash and keep it moving.

Download here.

6. Careem

Everyone’s favourite car-hailing app is the fave because it has completely replaced the process of calling a cab.

Download here.

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𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗮 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁?🤩 ✈️ This week is your last chance to 𝗪𝗜𝗡 𝗮 𝗔𝗘𝗗 𝟱𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗙𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿 from Cleartrip.ae! 1) Take a photo, or even better, a video with your Careem Captain👨‍✈️ 2) Post it or Share it on IG Stories 3) Tag @CareemUAE and @CleartripMENA 4) Tell us something you've learned about your Captain💚 Yalla, let's #BuildConnections this #Ramadan🎉🎉 ⁣ 𝘛𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘴 & 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴:⁣ – 𝘊𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱 𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘌𝘋 𝟻,𝟶𝟶𝟶 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘈𝘶𝘨𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝟹𝟷𝘴𝘵, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.⁣ – 𝘈𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.⁣ – 𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝟸𝟼𝘵𝘩, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.

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5. Zomato

Top restaurants, table reservations, bookings, ratings, hidden gems.

This one’s For all the FOODIES- order away!

Download here.

4. Dubai Police

Safety is key, hence the Dubai Police apps existence into our lives. This app gives every Dubai resident access to all of the Dubai Police’s smart services. Using it allows you to visit police stations (with accurate locations), report traffic accidents, pay your fines, find out if you’ve gotten find or sort out any other Dubai Police-related issue. All-in-one.

Download here.

3. Urban Clap

Urban Clap allows you to book a service from the comfort of your own home and it ranges from getting your apartment cleaned, getting pampered at home, calling in a handyman, getting your AC fixed.

Scroll through this incredible app’s list of services to book straight from the comfort of your own hands.

Download here.


2. Groupon

Launched back in 2019, Groupon UAE has become the go-to for deals on items, spa days, Desert Safari tours, and basically anything there is to do, see and eat in the UAE. The best part about this app is that there are no loopholes, and what you see is what you get.

You no longer have to pay full price for any activity you plan to partake in the Emirate or across the country,

Ain’t that neat?

Download here. 

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It's the perfect time for a desert safari tour! 🐫🏜 Take it from #GrouponGroupie @budgettravellertips. Visit Groupon for more deals. #Repost @budgettravellertips ・・・ WHAT TO DO FOR FREE OR CHEAP IN DUBAI 🇦🇪 – We thought we would do another post on things to do in Dubai as there is soo so many activities to keep you busy over your time there. Here are the best ones: 1. I mentioned in my last post, the Desert Safari for only 70AED / £15pp on @groupon_ae , this is a super fun evening activity. 🏜️ 2. There are loads other deals @groupon, such as indoor rock climbing at Rock Republic for 50AED / £11pp. ✊ 3. On @getyourguide you can book a Dubai Speedboat tour. This includes 90 minutes tour of the marina, @atlantisthepalm, the Palm itself & the @burjalarab for only 75AED / £16pp. 🛥️ 4. Take a break from the sun by booking a 1 hour Ice Lounge Chillout experience for 75AED / £16pp on @getyourguide .❄️ 5. Visit @thedubaimall , you could spend a full afternoon in here exploring the waterfalls, aquarium etc, totally free!! Get here by metro and walk through the connecting tunnel. 🛍️ 6. Try out the indoor Virtual Reality theme park inside the mall! Not for the faint hearted. Each ride costs around 35AED / £7.50 each. It's fun to try out at least one! 🎢 7. See the Dubai fountain show, outside the mall everyday starting from 6pm then every half an hour onwards. ⛲ 8. After the fountain show, head to the modern souk across the bridge that you can stroll around in. 🛒 9. A must visit! Old Dubai which features the gold souk, the spice market & the textile souk. You have to get a boat over the Dubai Creek and it only costs like 50p. 🌶️ 10. Wander around the Dubai Marina and the JBR beachfront day or night. The beach is public with free changing rooms. 🏖️ 11. Take a day trip to Abu Dhabi for 25AED / £5. Get the bus from Al Ghubaiba Metro station in Dubai. 🚇 Hope you have fun with these top tips!…. . . Share with us if you have done any of these activities or are planning too…. We love to know😄. . 📸: @budgettravellertips

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1. Dubai Now

This incredible app is the one-stop-shop for every Dubai resident because it is, quite simply, a game-changer.

Use the app to check on your visa status (YES), parking info, health help, pay for DEWA, Salik, Du, Etisalat, or on your traffic fines. The list is endless and this is just a MUST if you live here.

Download here.

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