Living in Dubai? Check these 5 must-have free apps

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  • Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in town using the Dubai Calendar free app.
  • Benefit from over 40 services and features provided by the RTA Dubai app.
  • Ensure the safety of your children and family through the Hemayati app.

Technology has made our life easier no doubt, and moving to a new city is no exception. Here are 5 phone apps that you need to download today, if you’re moving to Dubai soon, or have just relocated to one of Asia’s hottest destinations.

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Dubizzle Dubai

Dubbizle app

Use Dubizzle app if you’re looking for an apartment in Dubai among other things you could be looking for, including but not limited to furniture, electronics, cars, and sports equipment. Dubizzle sells used products but with a little bit of extra research, you can easily find what you want as good as new.
The app lists classifieds from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah too, so you are not limited to products, jobs or properties in Dubai only.
Dubizzle UAE app is available for free on Apple and Google app stores.

Dubai Calendar

Dubai calendar app

Keep up with the latest happenings in Dubai through Dubai Calendar, which is guaranteed to become your daily app for exploring Dubai alone or with a group. Find out what and when concerts are upcoming, where the most interesting art exhibitions are taking place, sporting events, festivals and markets.
Through the Dubai Calendar application, you can buy tickets straight from the app.
You can find Dubai Calendar on Apple and Google app stores available for free.

RTA Dubai

RTA Dubai app

RTA Dubai has been voted as the winner of the Best Government Service via Mobile Phone worldwide, in the ‘Transport & Infrastructure Sector’ at the ‘World Government Summit’. RTA Dubai is a flagship application for residents and visitors of Dubai.

Through this app, you can benefit from over 40 services and features that provide road assistance.
You can: book a taxi, check the Dubai bus timing, practice theory driving test, view your Salik balance, your fines, your remaining parking time and other features at any given time.
RTA Dubai app is available for Apple and Android users, check your app store today and download it.


Hemayati app - Dubai

Hemayati app is not just for the new in town, but also your family’s friend for a lot longer than your first year. This app is launched by The Ministry of Interior and designed to protect children, and ensure their safety from the time they leave their parents until they reach their destination, through real-time interactions. Parents will know the exact location of their kids, track their journey and be notified should an emergency occur.

Careem and Uber

We can’t vouch for one and leave the other. Careem, the local car-pooling business and Silicon Valley’s baby Uber are both worthy of a try, especially after they have launched their low-cost options to suit every pocket.
Both of these taxi booking phone apps are available in most of the app stores for free.

There are more free apps for you to try out and use for different purposes. Talabat is one of the best apps for foodies and expats who enjoy food delivery. Dubai Police App might come in handy to report an accident and pay your fines through the phone app. For popular destinations in Dubai and cultural tips, the free app Culture Trip will meet your needs.


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