Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Useful Apps for Everyone for Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Lots of smartphone apps or online facilities are here to make life easier for Abu Dhabi and Dubai residents. You can book a taxi, direct emergency workers, check Metro timings, pay utility bills, check medical fitness test requirements, start a business or pay traffic fines or parking fees from your phone or tablet.

Listed below are some of the important apps for Abu Dhabi and Dubai residents:

Apps for Abu Dhabi:

Abu Dhabi Taxi

“AbuDhabi Taxi” is a mobile app, which has won The Best M-Government Service Award in the local government category in the Government Summit held in Dubai in 2014. It’s available on iOS and Android Supported smart phones and devices. It is a free app to all Abu Dhabi residents and visitors. This user-friendly App offers you the convenience of booking a taxi in Abu Dhabi without having to contact the call center or standing on the street to beckoning for a taxi. Furthermore, the App gives a direct communication between The Centre and the public: it allows the center to respond to any and every app-registered complaint.

iOS iPad & iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/ae/app/abu-dhabi-taxi/id613114167?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Abudhabi%20Taxi&hl=en

National Ambulance 998 Service

The app allows residents in the northern emirates to request an ambulance in emergency situations. The ambulance can be dispatched immediately to their destination through GPS tracking. It also comes with a first aid guide in Arabic and English, providing all users with handy tips in responding to a variety of emergency health-related scenarios such as choking, bleeding, burns, allergic reactions and strokes.

iOS iPad & iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/na-998/id1035657512?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=National+Ambulance+UAE


New traveler information tool for Abu Dhabi residents and visitors. Entitled Darb Mobile, it provides an “Intelligent Transport System in the palm of your hand”. The Darb Mobile app provides the customer with live data on traffic conditions, traffic incidents and road work in Abu Dhabi, real-time bus arrival information at the nearest bus stops, and access to current airport information including departures, arrivals and parking.

iOS iPad & iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/darb/id840100351?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dot.darbmobile&hl=en

Apps for Dubai:

RTA Smart Taxi

Save time with the Smart Taxi App. Book and track your Dubai taxi with peace of mind and ease. App users are provided with the details of the dispatched taxi and the app is IOS and Android-friendly.

The new Smart Taxi app will automatically find your location and deploy the nearest available taxi.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rta.mobile.smarttaxi&hl=en

Wojhati Journey Planner

The Wojhati App is the RTA’s journey planning app. The app includes a real-time map that uses GPS-based location tools. It provides users with the necessary information to plan their route using metro, buses and marine transport, making getting around Dubai efficient and seamless.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mdv.DubaiCompanion&hl=en

Azeem Ahmed Mughal, Systems Administrator, Abu Dhabi. Azeem is tech savvy and started learning computer at the age of 10 but he never thought that his curiosity & passion will turn into his profession. He has always enjoyed the mystifying challenges, in the Black Text VGA screen era of Games, OS CLIs or Hardware & Network Trouble shootings skills since the times of GWBASIC, Dangerous Dave and DOS 5.0.

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