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Spending more time between four walls will not only help tackle coronavirus, but it is also a great opportunity to learn something new, socialise in a whole different way and embrace a little bit of mindfulness.

If you haven’t already, check out our roundup of 15 UAE-based apps and scroll down for a few more that provide a welcome distraction.

Emirates Woman



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This roundup wouldn’t be complete without our very own app. Read our latest issues packed with inspiring content that celebrates amazing women in the region, showcases the best in fashion and brings you the latest from the world of beauty.



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If you can’t switch off your mind but want to find a moment of solace during these moments of uncertainty, Headspace is packed with guided meditations that help clear your busy brain. There are even ‘SOS’ sessions for moments of panic or stress, and animations to teach your new skills.



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Miss seeing your besties? Well Houseparty allows you to have a virtual get together with up to eight of your closest friends. This videochat app stands apart from some of the others as most have a maximum of four people per session.



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Keep up with your beauty routine with this Dubai-born app that lets you shop your favourite brands across skincare, makeup, and fragrance. They can deliver to you in 30 minutes and offer an option where the package is left on your doorstep. Shop brands like Eve Lom, Sarah Chapman and Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Deliciously Ella


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Takeaways are an easy fix, but wouldn’t be great to brush up on cooking skills and enhance your diet with nutrition – we all know that helps boost immunity. Ella Mills launched her brand Deliciously Ella to shift peoples perceptions of clean eating away from something that’s minimal and boring, to something that’s rich with flavour. The app shares recipes, health tips and yoga videos.



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Take a break from mindless scrolling and instead train your brain in a way that’s not challenging, but engaging enough to help you focus. Perfect for days spent at home in a brain fog.

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