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The Best of Apps You Need to have While Travelling to Dubai

You are all excited about your upcoming Dubai trip. Your bags are packed, your Dubai visa has arrived and your itinerary is ready. You are waiting for the day to arrive when you will take the flight and arrive in Dubai. However, you are a bit worried too. Although there is so much information available on the internet about Dubai, it is possible that you will come across small issues and hurdles while staying in the city. However, there is seriously no need to worry. Tourists can access plenty of mobile applications that would make their visit to Dubai a bit easy. So, here is all the information you need about the best apps that you should download while traveling to Dubai.

Dubai Metro2

The Dubai Metro has been one of the favorite modes of transportation for the residents since its introduction. With it being so efficient as well as inexpensive, the metro is also popular among tourists. The Dubai Metro2 app gives you all the information you need about stations, train timings, etc. It makes commuting within Dubai easy. However, this is not the only thing that the app does. It also gives you a brief history of the metro and tells you about all the fines that you can incur if you break any of the metro rules. This is extremely important because the fines can range anywhere between $28 and $545. So, to ensure that you do not spend your holiday money on fines, do not forget to read them.

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Visit Dubai

If you are still struggling to finalize your itinerary, Visit Dubai is the app that you would find helpful. Launched by Dubai’s Department of Tourism, Visit Dubai has all the information on the important sights and attractions of the city. Right from the opening and closing times to the entry fee, you would get all the information here, making it easier for you to plan your holiday. You can also get important information about the things happening in the city through this app. Visit Dubai has a currency exchange feature with which you can convert the UAE currency into your own. This would be helpful for you while dining and shopping in the city.


When it comes to public transportation, the Dubai metro is not the only mode you can rely on. In fact, you can commute to Dubai via buses, trams, monorails, and waterbuses. Rather than downloading separate apps for each one of these, all you need is Wojhati and you are sorted. The best thing about this app is that it not only gives you all the information (timetables and suggestions) about the different modes of transport but also suggests the best mode depending on the time of the day, where you have to travel to, the shortest commute, etc. It also gives you information about the delays that you may come across, along with the amount of walking you would have to do while traveling to a place. It also gives you the chance to keep your friends and family updated about your whereabouts through Whatsapp.


While public transportation in Dubai is quite good, there would be times when you would have to rely on cabs. In such a case, instead of waiting for a cab, you can book one from the comfort of your hotel or home through Careem. This is a local carpooling app akin to Uber and can also be found in several other Middle Eastern countries. The app works just like Uber. You book a cab through the app and it picks you up and drops you off at any place you want in the city. It is easy-to-use, convenient and inexpensive as well.

Dubai Calendar

Dubai is not only about sightseeing, dining, and shopping. On the other hand, the city hosts a lot of events and festivals throughout the year. If you are interested in something other than sightseeing, Dubai Calendar is an app that you must download. Here, you would get to know about sporting and cultural events, music concerts, dance performances, festivals, etc. happening in and around the city. Apart from the dates of the events, you would also get to know about the timings and the ticket prices as well. The best thing is that you would also get to buy the tickets directly through the app, making it one of the most convenient Dubai apps.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world, which is home to 1200 retail stores, a multiplex theatre, an aquarium and underwater zoo, an ice rink, indoor theme parks, entertainment zones, and several such attractive attractions. The size of the mall can overwhelm anyone and hence downloading the Dubai Mall app would be a good idea. The app comes with a GPS, which would guide you to the places you want to visit inside the mall by giving you helpful directions. The best thing about the app is that it would help you to customize your Dubai Mall visit as per your needs and interests by putting in your details.


There is something special about visiting a new city with the help and guidance of a local, and WithLocals is an app that helps tourists to do this. WithLocals helps you connect with locals who would give you a different perspective about the city that you would never see on travel blogs and websites. Apart from the popular tourist spots, you would also get to know that the hidden treasures of the city. The app allows you to book your own local tour guide to take you around the city. Other than this, you can find recommendations, reviews, etc. by locals as well as tourists about places, restaurants, events, etc. on this app.


While Arabic is the official language used in Dubai (and even the UAE), English is widely spoken in the city. So, tourists would never have any trouble interacting here. However, understanding and speaking at least a lit bit of Arabic would go a long way. If you want to be familiarized with at least a few words and phrases of Arabic, TenguGo is the app for you. You would be able to learn and even speak a few words, important phrases, letters and numbers in Arabic through this app. Although the app does not promise to make you an expert in the language, you would definitely be able to impress a local with your Arabic speaking skills.

Rayna Tours

Dubai is a city full of interesting attractions, and almost every popular attraction requires an entry fee. Instead of wasting your precious time standing in queues, it would be best to book your tickets via the Rayna Tours app. The app is user-friendly, making it easy for you to search for tours as well as book them. The app offers different payment options as well. Apart from saving your time, you would also be able to save money by booking through this app, as you would find several amazing deals and discounts on popular Dubai attractions here.

The above-mentioned apps have been designed to make your Dubai holiday memorable and hassle-free. So, download them before you leave for Dubai, and we ensure that you would have one of the best holidays of your lifetime.


Muhammad Zeeshan

Freelancer and a blogger with a focus on technology.

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