Top 14 Android Apps To Download In Dubai

01 Apr 2015

Dubai has a robust library of Android apps that help make the average Dubai resident’s life much, much easier. There are apps for taxi booking, food reviews, shopping, comparison shopping, travel and much, much more. Here are the top Android apps built specifically for Dubai residents.


Android apps in Dubai

1. Vox Cinemas

With this app, you can watch movie screenings before booking your movie tickets. You can pay for your tickets via the app and even print your tickets. Vox Cinemas allows you to view movie screenings in a virtual reproduction of the actual theatre experience, whether it’s Gold, Max or Plus.

2. Time Out Dubai

Time Out Dubai is a destination guide; it provides maps to attractive venues along with prices and locations. Each venue is categorized based on its location and price, and the app provides for the top ten picks under each category. The app also provides some great useful information on various destinations,

3. MyDXB

MyDXB is a traveler’s delight; this app provides live flight status updates along with other pertinent flight information. That’s not all – with this app, you’ll never be at a loss to find good eateries and pubs near airports.

4. Careem

Careem is a unique car service – once you create a personal account with Careem, you’re all set to book a cab to pick you up from anywhere, anytime. Careem stores your billing details and invoices you as per your wishes. You can use Careem to select your pick up location and get fare estimation.

5. Nearbuy

This app provides listings of discounts offered by Dubai’s retailers, including voucher codes. Top retailers such as Rivoli, Carrefour and La Senza are featured on this app.

6. Dubai mParking

This app allows an easy and convenient way to pay for car parking in Dubai. Once you enter your details in this app, you can park at any legitimate parking sport, and the app will message the RTA with your parking information. What’s more, the app alerts you when your parking expires!

7. Big Bus Tours

If you’re into local exploration within the UAE, take this app along. This app guides you as to which local landmarks to visit, along with 3D maps of routes, reminders and useful bus stops. It’s a very useful app if you plan to travel through the UAE on your own.

8. Reel Cinemas

Now you can book movie tickets from anywhere in Dubai, for movies running in the Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall. This app shows show times, best shows, show reviews and also allows you to book Seats, With A Few Limitations When It Comes To Booking Seats In A Row.

9. FoodOnClick

Use this app to quickly locate great fast food eateries within Dubai. This app is an extension of the FoodOnClick website, and lists everything from Burger Kings to McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza outlets to Circle Cafes. The app lets you quickly browse eateries based on areas, delivery times and food types.

10. The Dubai Mall

Navigating around the huge, magnificent Dubai Mall can be very difficult without a 3D GPS-based app. That’s exactly what this app is. Use this app to browse the Dubai Mall’s many shops. Shopping outlets are categorized based on offers and best deals. The app even alerts you as to your parking status.

11. Dubai Metro

If you want to explore Dubai using the Dubai Metro service, you need this app from the Dubai RTA. This app helps you understand train timings, metro rules, luggage measurements and much more, for the two metro lines in Dubai.

12. Zomato

Use the Zomato app to find the best eateries in Dubai’s huge malls and in and around the city. Zomato gives you detailed restaurant information, including menus, pictures, detailed maps and customer reviews. You can also use the Zomato app to look up restaurant ratings all over Dubai.

13. RTA Dubai

This is Dubai RTA’s app, which provides support and useful information for Dubai’s public transport users. You can use this app to find the nearest RTA service center, bus station or metro line. You can also book taxis, use the mParking service and calculate public transport fares for NOL card uses.


This app brings good news for job seekers. Now you can search for job vacancies within and outside of the UAE using this app. Through this app, you can look up vacancies and check out if anyone from those companies is available on social networks. You can also directly apply to jobs through this app.