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5 must-have applications to download in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates are one of the first to have integrated the use of digital technology whose applications in their daily lives: ordering food, a cab, paying bills, etc. Today, almost all services are done online. For Dubai residents and visitors alike, there are certain must-have applications to download. Whether you live in the UAE or are on vacation, our selection of these 5 applications will help you will facilitate your stay. You can use them to rent a car, order food, book luxury hotels at very low prices or book excursions at reduced prices. 

1) Getting around by cab with the Careem application 

In Dubai, it is very convenient to travel by car and especially by cab. To go from point A to point B, it is very fast and the road is pleasant, because there is almost never a traffic jam. If you do not rent a car, you can take a cab. The fare is affordable and good if there are several of you. To book a raceyou will need the Careem application. It is free and easy to use.

It works exactly like the Uber application. You order a ride, it connects you with the nearest available driver. It is also possible to a reservation in advance. It is possible to travel with Careem at any time. Whether you are in Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall, Global Village or Atlantis, you will always have a way to get home or to another location. With regard to the payment, it is made of instantaneously online, by credit card or in cash.

With this application, it is also It is possible to rent a bike and also to order food. 


Website : https://www.careem.com

To download the IOS application: https://apps.apple.com/app/id592978487

To download the Android application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/

2) Order food with the Zomato application

Dubai is the city of culinary diversity. You can find specialties from all over the world, both in gastronomy and street food. Dubai’s citizens have this habit of ordering food online, mainly on the Zomato app. It’s a bit like Uber Eats. 

If during your stay you want to relax in your hotel and order food, you can do so via this website and app. There are burgers, kebabs, sushi as well as Indian, Lebanese and Emirati dishes. 

There are often discounts or options offered. Delivery is fast and efficient. It is also a good way to discover the restaurants in the area where you are staying. 

Website : https://www.zomato.com

To download the IOS application: https://apps.apple.com/in/app/zomato-food

To download the Android application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/

3) Circulate with RTA

RTA (Roads and Transports Authority) takes care of all the transportation network, roads and traffic in the Emirate of Dubai, and between Dubai and the other United Arab Emirates. Whether you are driving in by car or by public transport, there are several RTA applications that will be useful during your stay in Dubai.

The first is the application RTA Smart Drive. It will give you the state of circulation of all KAUs. This will allow you to know when to hit the road and to better organize yourself. It also acts as a GPS without needing to be connected to the internet. 

The second application to download is S’hailis also a RTA application, which will be useful if you are travel by public transport (metro and tramway). It will give you the route to follow, the suggestions and the time of your journey. 

And the last RTA application we recommend you to have is UDrive. This is a car rental service.  It is possible to rent a car in a few clicks. To do this, simply download the Drive application, fill in your personal information including your driver’s license and mention your payment method. There is a quick account verification that will be done after entering your information. Once your account is validated, you will have access to the U drive service and you will be able to see the available cars on a map. 


Website : https://www.rta.ae/

To download the IOS application: 


To download the Android application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/

RTA Smart Drive

To download the IOS application: https://apps.apple.com/ae/app/rta-smart-drive/

To download the Android application: https://play.google.com/store/apps


Website : https://udrive.ae

To download the IOS application: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/udrive-uae

To download the Android application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/

4) Book activities with Entertainer Dubai

Entertainer Dubai is a platform and an application that most of the Dubai people use. The principle is simple. For one product purchased, the second is free. It concerns as well a service in a beauty center, than for a restaurant or for other activities. As you can see, it is essential if you travel to Dubai with two people. It is very cost-effective and will allow you to enjoy the city even more. You do not need to be a resident of the UAE to use this platform. There are new offers every day. You can schedule your activities based on the current offers. 

It is also possible to book hotels, trips and excursions. The rates are interesting and the proposed offers of a qualitative service. You will find offers for luxury hotels, chic restaurants and also various leisure activities. This will allow you to enjoy for less, a luxury and quality service. 


Website : https://www.theentertainerme.com/en-ae/dubai-n-emirates

To download the IOS application: https://apps.apple.com/ae/app/the-entertainer

To download the Android application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/

5) Enjoy discounts with Groupon UAE

It is a platform that gathers all the discounts and offers beauty salons, spas, restaurants and leisure activities. You will also find offers of ready-to-wear, utensils, accessories and much more. What is interesting is that you can find promotional offers for all the United Arab Emirates. If you are planning to go to Abu Dhabi for example, consider visiting the Groupon to see if there is an offer that might interest you. 


Website : https://www.groupon.ae/

To download the IOS application: https://apps.apple.com/ae/app/groupon

To download the Android application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/