5 Best Apps You Need While Visiting the UAE

Technology can make a substantial difference while travelling.

Say you are visiting a new place, how would you book your flights? How would you find a hotel? Do you know the roads and streets? Where would you eat the best foods? Any idea about transportation?

Oh, by the way, how much is 5 dirhams?

This is where technology comes into use, trying to make things simpler and easier. If you have the right apps on your phone, you are going to travel more comfortably, also saving a lot of time.

The UAE is recognized as one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Dubai and Abu Dhabi being amongst the most visited cities. And if you are planning to visit the country, you surely are thinking about how to make the visit easier and stress-free.

So, what are the best apps you need to install?

Please read below to find out.

5 best apps you need to install while visiting the UAE:

1. Skyscanner

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Skyscanner is an application that helps people find and book travel options. It shows the best and cheapest deals on flights, hotels, resorts and car rentals, and allows booking options too. It’s also a very popular app for comparing the prices between flights, hotels and car hire, so you can choose what service to buy and for what amount. Other features of this app include activity suggestions for a destination, track price changes, explore restaurants, custom search, etc. And, not to forget, there is no additional charge for booking through this app.

Ratings on Google Play Store: 4.6 out of 5

Downloads on Google Play Store: 10M+

Ratings on App Store: 4.8 out of 5

App offered by Skyscanner Ltd.

2. Google Maps

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It is by far the most popular navigation app. Its major features are satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, street view, real-time traffic condition, route planning and public transportation. The app is easy to use and most of the tourists are already habituated with it too. The app is applicable to anyone whether they are walking, biking, driving a car or using public transportation. The map can also be downloaded for offline use. On top of that, the app keeps on adding more features, for instance, now the app can also alert the drivers about accidents, road closures, speed traps and suggest alternative tracks.

Ratings on Google Play Store: 4.1 out of 5

Downloads on Google Play Store: 5B+

Ratings on App Store: 4.7 out of 5

App offered by Google LLC

3. Uber

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It is one of the most useful apps for tourists visiting the UAE. The app helps to find a ride. The process is easy enough, just you have to do is – open the app, choose the destination and vehicle preference, and request for a ride. The payment can be done by card or cash. Uber is the most reliable app to use in the UAE, having it on your device can always be handy.

Ratings on Google Play Store: 4.4 out of 5

Downloads 500M+

Ratings on App Store: 4.7 out of 5

App offered by Uber Technologies, Inc.

4. XE Currency Converter & Money Transfer

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AED, simply just “dirhams”, is the currency used in the UAE, which conversion into other currencies might take some serious mathematics. So this app enables you to convert the currencies easily. The conversion can be done offline too. Besides it, the app also includes a ‘money transfer’ feature to make it stand out from usual converters.

Ratings on Google Play Store: 4.2 out of 5

Downloads 10M+

Ratings on App Store: 4.6 out of 5

App offered by Inc.

5. Talabat

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It is one of the best online food delivery services in the UAE. If you prefer to stay in the hotel, yet would like to try some shawarma(a popular traditional food), Talabat will deliver you your order. The menu includes local to international cuisines and advance ordering is available. Moreover, the delivery service is very quick and the payment can take place through cards, cash, or phones.

Ratings on Google Play Store: 4.2 out of 5

Downloads 10M+

Ratings on App Store: 4.5 out of 5

App offered by Talabat

These apps mentioned above provide different forms of services in their own best ways all over the UAE. So, why not travel stress-free while the apps figure out the best deals and services for you?

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