No brainer, if you’ve been in Dubai withstanding the heat of day for a taxi, wouldn’t take long before someone stops by to mention this bad boy. Available on Android and iOs, this life saver makes the entire book a ride process stress free, tracking you’re exact location and bringing the nearest Careem driver straight to you.
2. Uber/Uber X
An alternative to locally loved Careem, cause it’s good to have options. Additionally, the car hailing app is in the process of testing Uber X, an attempt to make transport more affordable. The base fare is about AED 5, with additional costs of AED 1.37 per km or AED 0.4 per minute.
What‘s exploring a bunch of hotspots around town, if you have nobody to do it with. This free gem, relatively new to the region, equips you with everything you need to plan an outing (without the degree). The best bit, there’s even a portal for your freinds to chip in
4. Around Me
Strolling around JBR and feeling like a quick bite? Need to stop by the bank to get some money first? This free gem pin points your exact location and provides a list of options around you.
Don’t feel like shelling out on a cab or Careem, and struggling to plan your route from Rashidiya to Dubai Mall, use Wojhati is for efficinent and convenient journey planning. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, the app shows you the how far the nearest bus (and their respective routes) are at any bus stop.
6. The Entertainer
It's no secret, whether it be restaurants, cafés, waterparks and tons of other fun stuff, we're spoilt for choice here in Dubai. Picking one is just too darn hard sometimes #firstworldproblems. Here’s a thought, why not just go where the best deal is, and this is just the app to help you do it.
7. Facebook – WiFi Locator
Now you can use the app for more than sharing fun filled Burj selfies, and find ways to shave off some of that data expenditure. The platform recently revealed the ability to locate WiFi near you. No, it's not going to lead you to someone's door stop, it reveals WiFi from businesses that have shared the same on their pages.
8. UAE Wallet
Carefully carrying around your passport, documents and worse yet the ensuing ‘fannypack’ can be nuisance, but for passengers departing from the Dubai International Airport, that might not be a problem anymore. The UAE Wallet allows you to use your smartphone in its place.
Simply Download, Register your passport, ID and visa, and you're set.