Balancing your social life, work, family and personal upkeep can be pretty challenging. But that needn’t be the case. Turn your smartphone into your personal assistant with these life saving (in the social sense) apps…
Team EW team has combed through all the apps on the market (well, nearly) to find the top eight that every UAE girl should own.
Who doesn’t like a deal? With the large selection of buy-one-get-one-free vouchers, The Entertainer is great at saving you money. Choose from beauty and spa treatments, gyms and workout classes, restaurants and hotel offers across the UAE. Free to download on iOS, Windows, Android. Entertainer guides start from Dhs295.
Every girls’ worst nightmare – not being able to find a taxi on a busy Thursday night, and melting in the UAE. With the Uber app you can avoid these kinds of meltdowns – it’s a hassle free way to get a taxi at the tap of a button. It’s reliable, cashless and convenient. What’s not to like? Available to download free on Android and iOS.
In this day and age of social media it all comes down to capturing that perfect selfie and with Facetune you can do just that. Whiten teeth, remove spots, banish wrinkles and even re-shape your face all without going under the knife or paying a hefty price tag. Dhs15, available to download on iOS and Android.
Want to know where the best ladies’ nights, beach days and brunch deals are? Lucid Dubai is the app for you. A directory of phone numbers, web addresses and pricing it makes planning your social outings a doddle. Free to download and available on iOS and Android.
Created by Emirates Woman‘s former Beauty Editor, Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth, Beem is a fabulous app that allows you to find and book any salon appointment within the UAE anytime, anywhere. A genius, fuss-free timesaver. The app will be free when it launches shortly.
Instead of struggling to arrange workouts around your busy schedule, use the Nike Training Club app to get your workouts in whenever and wherever suits you. Choose from over 100 workout videos by Nike trainers and athletes – Just dot it. Free to download on iOS and Android.
Perfect for the woman on-the-go, this app will give you real time flight information along with flight status updates and gate numbers. Bonus – there’s a map of the retail outlets and dinning options available at each terminal so you can plan your duty free shopping ahead of time. Free to download on Android and iOS.
This is a shopaholic’s must-have app, which boasts interactive maps that help pinpoint the location of your favourite stores in the world’s largest mall. It also has information about the latest events and promotions that are going on. And, if, like most people you, completely forget where you’ve parked, you can save yourself time by saving your car park location. If you still can’t find your car there’s even a ‘take me to my car’ feature. Too bad there isn’t one to help you locate your keys. Free to download on Android and iOS.
Image: Emirates Woman June 2015 fashion shoot. Stylist Carmel Gill, Photographer: Norbert Kniat