Here is a list of top 10 mobile apps to download in Dubai.
Don’t have change at hand? Send a text message to 7275 and pay for parking via your mobile phone. The format is quite simple: first fill in your license plate, then your parking zone number and finally the number of hours required. A confirmation message will be sent back to you almost immediately and you will receive a renewal reminder 15 minutes before your payment term is up.
You only need to apply for this service online once to activate, which can be tedious, but after that it’s an extremely easy tool to operate. Sign up for the service at: www.mpark.rta.ae
2. Trader in UAE
This is a classified application designed for smartphone users to buy, sell and search listed items including cars, real estate and furniture. You can download the app and register for free. Posting items is simple and straightforward, and you can post as many ads and photos as you want.
As part of the recently launched ‘m-government’ initiative to make more public services available on smartphones, the free app from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) allows you to find and book a doctor’s appointment.
This app not only provides a list of DHA facilities and their locations on the map, but also provides directions to the clinic and allows customers to view lab results and appointments.
FITLOV is a Dubai-based fitness platform that helps users find the best personal trainers and build custom fitness and nutrition plans with them. The personal trainer will come to your favorite location, or even organize a live streamed session, and guide you through structured workouts. Its main function is goal tracking so you can always measure your performance – the personal trainers are there for you! Fitlov’s fitness coaches specialize in a range of disciplines, from weightlifting to yoga, and you can choose from a variety of packages to best suit your needs.
DEWA is available for iOS, BlackBerry and Android platforms and now offers an app that allows you to check and pay utility bills in Dubai. The app even allows you to register a complaint with a GPS location and instantly send a photo of the problem if needed. It also provides you with the locations of customer service offices and contact details and offers you tips on how to save on electricity consumption.
6. Reload Salik
A simple application that makes charging your SALIK account hassle-free and easy. Simply enter your account name and PIN for the first time and continue using the app by entering the scratch card number. You can easily track your Salik balance, the time, date and location of Salik gates through this app.
6. Dubai Police
With a quick click on the icon, you can find the nearest police station from your location and check the latest news from the Dubai Police Department. Also your traffic fines and black points will be displayed on this app. The only downside is that no payment option has been added yet, but you can always pay them online.
7. RTA Dubai
This service allows you to contact the RTA directly from your mobile device. This is a very useful app that provides information about the nearest service center and the location of the metro or bus station. It also facilitates the use of the mParking service and allows you to book a taxi by providing only your name and location. Fare calculation is displayed for users of NoL cards, along with public transport timetables.
8. Google Maps
Google Maps is an essential GPS system for all smartphone users across the Gulf. With voice prompts, route options and calculated ETAs, finding locations and discovering new destinations has never been easier.
9. UAE Yellow Pages
Yellow Pages is the #1 used directory in the United Arab Emirates. Access business addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, websites, emails and advertisements. Etisalat Yellow Pages, is now at your fingertips with constantly updated lists and over 1,300 categories. This app for iPhones has a user-friendly interface and can save items directly to your contact list.
10. iTranslate Voice
iTranslate is an award-winning translation tool that helps you break through language barriers. The speech recognition feature offers users the choice to speak instead of typing. Just start talking and the app will recognize your voice, convert it to text and translate it into another language. You can use iTranslate as a translation dictionary for more than 60 languages. The app offers an extensive text-to-speech function, powered by iSpeech. You can choose from a range of different dialects, choose a male or female voice, and even control the speed of speech.
Notable Mentions: More Apps to Use in Dubai
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All of the above apps can be downloaded – for free – from the app store on your smartphone, but their availability may vary depending on the operating system used.
Source: Arabian Business