Top UAE apps that you should install in 2021

January 10, 2021

Here are some of the best apps that you can use in the UAE.

The UAE may be one of the top countries that have started using technology as a way to develop its services. Thanks to the popularity of app development, a lot of things can now be done by simply installing an app on your smartphone.

From paying bills to booking taxis, nearly every service already has an app that you can use that can save you time and money. If you’re a UAE resident, here are some of the best apps that you need to install in 2021:

Repeat – More than just a rewards app, Repeat gives you discounts on restaurants that get higher the more you visit. You can get an initial 10 percent discount on a restaurant for example, and if you return in 3 days, you can get up to 40 percent.

Download for free on iOS and Android

Zomato – Aside from letting you from your favorite restaurants, Zomato has a large database of restaurants that you can browse through complete with reviews and even a peek at the menu. What’s more, Zomato Pro also offers various discounts on you final bill when you dine in.

Download for free on iOS and Android

RTA – If you’re a public or private transport user in Dubai, then the RTA app is an essential install. You can find nearly all information about transportation on the app, which also allows you to top up Nol cards and even renew your driving license, vehicle registration, and pay for paid parking spaces.

Download for free on iOS and Android

DHA – The Dubai Health Authority app gives you access to all your medical records once you’ve connected your accounts. The app will also be required if you want to get a schedule for the COVID-19 vaccination that is being offered to citizens and residents for free.

Download for free on iOS and Android

McDonald’s – More than just an app that lets you order food from any McDonald’s branch in the UAE, this app also features a rewards system that you can use to redeem other items on the menu. What’s more, there are also daily deals that you can take advantage of, including various buy one, get one offers.

Download for free on iOS and Android

Dubizzle – If you live in the UAE then you must know Dubizzle. The lets you find anything from properties for sale and rent along with classifieds that are made even better with the app. If you’re selling or buying anything, an easy-to-use chat service makes it more convenient than giving away your phone number.

Download for free on iOS and Android

UAE Pass – This app will soon become the all-in-one login method for all online government websites and services in the UAE. You simply need to go to a UAE Pass kiosk to activate your account, but once that is done you no longer need to memorize different logins for UAE government websites.

Download for free on iOS and Android

Careem – Careem originally started as a hail-riding app, but has since expanded to other services including pickups and deliveries. There’s even a rewards program built inside the app that you can use to get more credits for your ride, or simply donate them to those who are in need.

Download for free on iOS and Android

OSN – Disney+ and HBO Max isn’t officially available here in the UAE, but worry not because OSN houses both services where you can stream content anytime, anywhere. Everything from Game of Thrones to The Mandalorian is available, all with a single monthly subscription. 

Download for free on iOS and Android

Noon – Amazon may be the first, but Noon’s app is one of the best local eCommerce apps available and has literally everything that you will need delivered right to your doorstep.

Download for free on iOS and Android

What is your favorite local app that you like using here in the UAE? Give it a shoutout in the comments!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.