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5 phone apps you must have in Dubai.

5 phone apps you must have in Dubai.

Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

According to various rankings, it competes for the podium or even overtakes with the number of visitors such top locations as London, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, etc… When traveling to the Pride of the Emirates, it’s a good idea to have a set of useful apps on your phone to help organize your vacation. Be sure to read our article, in which we describe 5 essential apps that should be on your smartphone even before you get on the plane.

1. AirAlo – virtual SIM cards with an Internet bundle.

AirAlo is an application that offers virtual SIM cards that allow you to use the wireless Internet, without roaming costs.

The app is very easy to use and has 3 basic data packages and a list of countries where they are active. For as little as a few dollars, by plugging in our bank card and providing our ID card details, we can purchase a virtual SIM card that has data packages (1GB-5GB) for a certain number of days (7days-30 days). After purchasing a given package, you simply activate the virtual SIM card on your phone and enjoy wireless Internet abroad. A prerequisite for the application to work is the ability to run a virtual SIM card in your smartphone (not all phones have this feature).

2. nol Pay – Your public transportation.

The nol Pay app is a mobile solution that provides easy access to various public transportation in Dubai.

It works on the principle of a virtual purse, which means you can store funds in it and pay for tickets and use various city transportation services. The tool allows the use of various transportation methods, such as subways, streetcars, buses and water cabs. Instead of worrying about buying paper tickets, you can pay for rides using your phone. It is not only convenient, but also environmentally friendly. The registration process in the nol Pay app is simple and intuitive. In a few moments you can set up an account as a guest or resident, plug in your bank card and ID card and start using public transportation services. nol Pay also provides information on routes, schedules and other useful data to help plan trips.

3. UBER – well-known, practical, well-liked.

The well-known Uber app appears to have been created specifically for travelers in the Emirati Pride

It is an indispensable tool for comfortable and convenient transportation around this unique city, facilitating our full enjoyment of sightseeing and a successful vacation. Uber is a platform that works by connecting customers with local drivers. You travel in comfortable cars and have the opportunity to evaluate the driver after the ride. Uber also offers transparent pricing, which means you know how much you’ll pay for a ride before you approve it. There are no hidden costs or unnecessary price negotiation. This is the main advantage of the application. The app makes it easy to order a car anywhere in Dubai. There is no need to wait at bus stops or try to catch a cab on the street. Payments are very convenient and controlled from the phone. We can pay by cash or card. The app works around the clock, so you always have access to transportation, regardless of the time of day or night.

4. TIER or LIME – for scooter lovers.

Do you like to ride an electric scooter? Or do you like to do it together, in a group of people? Well, that’s great, because TIER and LIME are very trendy applications in Dubai.

Riding scooters around the Pride of the Emirates is very fashionable and convenient, and the above applications have their scooters and adapted parking lots for them almost everywhere. By setting up an account, adding a bank card and proof of identity, we can use the electric scooters set up on the streets alone or in a group of people, still using only one smartphone. Both apps have maps that make it easy to find your way around the city and spot zones where you can drive and possibly park your scooter. The devices themselves supplied by TIER and LIME are also of very good quality, constantly serviced and always charged. They have no faults and are easy to drive. Nothing but to get on and explore Dubai with your loved ones, moving pleasantly on two, electric wheels. These applications also have other electric means of transportation on offer. Worth checking out!

5. Booking.com and AirBNB apartments and hotels.

Every traveler is very familiar with both apps. Booking.com and AirBNB are reliable tools to help us find accommodation anywhere in the world, and the same is true in Dubai.

The apps offer lists, maps and filters to help you expand or narrow your needs when searching for a place to stay. We can select the appropriate price range, specific region and type of accommodation. Very simply, you add your bank card and ID to both apps and in a few moments you can book a stay in Dubai even from your couch in your home living room. Booking.com and AirBNB are also applications that have a number of security and verification features, so they significantly reduce the risk of choosing the wrong vacation destination for you.

In this article, we’ve outlined a few apps that are worth having on your phone when you’re planning a vacation or moving to Dubai. On our blog you will find both compact lists like the one above, and articles that describe each of the featured applications in more detail.

#DigitalDubai is a series of guide articles on our blog about useful digital tools that make vacationing or living day-to-day in Dubai easier. Stay tuned to our series to explore even more useful applications with Infinity Estate Dubai.

Greetings to all big and small Travelers – Infinity Estate Dubai Team.

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