With our lives condensed into the palm of our hands on our phones nowadays, it’s essential to have all the necessary apps you need.

From getting quick grocery deliveries to staying up-to-date with the latest trends, to ensuring you can get the best deals to experience life in Dubai, here’s 17 apps every woman living in the UAE needs to have on their phone.

Ounass

 

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As the ‘definitive home of luxury’ for the Middle East, you can find the best local and international brands on the Ounass app. In Dubai there’s two-hour delivery available, meaning you can get that new outfit for a weekend brunch in the blink of an eye.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdale’s Middle East recently launched a new iOS app for the region, meaning you can shop right on your phone for all the latest new buys. Not only will shoppers have access to the most sought-after brands at their fingertips, but the delivery time for pieces will be minimal. For those based in the UAE, same-day delivery will be available and for Kuwait and Saudi, express shipping is available.

You can download the app on the iOS store.

Careem

 

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This hassle-free app is your one-stop-shop solution for all provides all your needs as you ride, order food and more around the UAE.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Microsoft Teams

 

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With the world adapting to the new work-from-home measures, the best way to stay connected to your team is through this all-encompassing app where members can chat, collaborate, share documents professionally and video call. Designed for hybrid working, this app lets company members connect from any part of the world making it easier to coordinate any upcoming project or assignment.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Level Shoes

 

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If you’re a shoe lover, this app is for you. This one-stop-shop haven gives you access to all the latest accessories all from the comfort of your home or even if you’re on the go, In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, this month Level Shoes will release a host of exclusive pieces from your favorite designer brands to get your hands on.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Talabat

 

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This online food ordering company ensures prompt service for all your needs, From restaurant deals to medicine delivered to your doorstep, this app connects customers to hundreds of restaurants and shops nearby making each service accessible without any added hassle. With the T-mart service on the app, customers are guaranteed fresh grocery deliveries in under 20 minutes without the need to physically visit any grocery store.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

RTA

This award-winning app allows residents to top up their metro Nol card, renew their license, top up for parking and renew any car service. This smart app is designed to allow users to chat with RTA agents for any questions pertaining to safe driving measures. Users can also calculate their Green points according to the public transportation services used to keep an eye on the money, time and carbon dioxide emissions saved.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Deliveroo

 

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After paving its way in Dubai, the British food delivery company seamlessly delivers groceries, takeaways and event floral arrangements right to your doorstep. With an integrated delivery network, meets all your food needs with a plethora of restaurants including fine-dining options.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Viya

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To enjoy the best of what Dubai has to offer you need to ensure you download the UAE rewards app Viya. Think of the platform as your VIP access to around 100 city’s top restaurants and bars as well as sporting experiences, exclusive spa days and rounds of golf on Dubai’s leading courses. Sunseekers will love exclusive access to hotel pools and beaches by booking day pass via the app. The format is simple and works on a two-way loyalty system. For every Dhs10 you spend at a Viya partner, the app will reward you with Dhs1 that can eventually add up and go towards an unforgettable experience. In addition, you will enjoy savings on every purchase via the app. Your five-star access awaits from only Dhs1,375 for three months.

InstaShop

 

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Get your groceries from your trusted local supermarkets on InstaShop at the same in-store prices with a 45 minute average delivery depending on your location. You need to simply download the app, sit back and the experts on this platform will handle the rest.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

The Entertainer

This money-saving app is packed with numerous one for two offers along with 25 per cent off at some major outlets, be it restaurants, spas, shops, hotels or even activities as you experience more and pay less.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Namshi

 

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As the Middle East’s largest online fashion site, the Namshi app is a must-have to get all the best and latest pieces at a reasonable price. With over 500 brands and 10,000 items of clothes, shoes and accessories you’ll sit there browsing for hours.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Spotify

 

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What better way to listen to all the songs and podcasts you love than on one consolidated app, giving you access on any gadget whether a phone, computer or tablet. Always ready at your fingertips, you can even let Spotify surprise you with their personalised playlists which are curated especially according to your taste as you sit back and relax with the premium subscription also available for uninterrupted learning.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

The Dubai Mall

As the largest shopping centre in the world, getting around The Dubai Mall can prove to be difficult if you’re new to the UAE. However, the app is your ultimate guide to helping you get around the mall to find the best shops and restaurants Dubai Mall has to offer.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Zoom

 

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With strict worldwide travelling measures, keeping in touch with your friends can be quite the task. The Zoom app has made staying up-to-date with your loved ones easy, as with a click of a button you can all connect as frequently catch up with each other.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

Washmen

 

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For those on a busy schedule or just want an app that can take care of your washing, Washmen will be a godsend. Washmen is a simple app that takes care of your laundry with wash & fold and clean & press services. The usual turnaround time for garments is 48 to 72 hours.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

6thStreet

 

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The elevated fashion and lifestyle e-commerce brand is committed to providing round the clock service for bags, shoes and outfits. Delivered right to your doorstep, the platforms give users the best of global brands at the most accessible prices. From activewear to an exclusive selection of fragrances, shoppers can scroll to their heart’s content.

You can download the app on both the iOS and Android stores.

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