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e-gateAre you going on holiday soon and want to avoid the queues at the airport? Then perhaps you should invest in an e-gate card, with 2-year validity.
E-gate cards are especially good when arriving back into Dubai to avoid the long queues at immigration. Residents of the UAE over the age of 17 can get an e- gate card which works in all Terminals or added on the Emirates National Identity Card, however this only seems to work at Terminal 3 when travelling with Emirates Airlines. The fee for this is Dhs 200. Read more

lost-cartoons-car-treasure-hunt-north-cyprusKeep getting lost in Dubai?

Do you keep finding the roads in Dubai are constantly changing.  Maybe you don’t have a Sat Nav or you just want to know how long it will take to get to your next destination, or where the traffic jams and/or accidents are. A really useful way of finding out this information is with an app called Waze.

Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and petrol Read more

discount-sites-in-dubaiEven before you move to Dubai most people will know that this is an expensive city especially when it comes to entertainment.

However, deals are a plenty in Dubai and there are many ways of making your Dirham go that little bit further so we asked our readers what their favourite discount sites, voucher books & discount cards were.

If your New Years resolution for 2015 was to save, start by downloading some of these apps or filling your wallet with these discount cards. Read more

appsLook around at any group of people in the world and especially in Dubai and you will see that they are all clutching a mobile device and sometimes two.  Information is at their fingertips.

Dubai now prides itself on providing many home grown apps and in recent years the government have also produced many useful apps for the services they provide to the community.

The benefit of apps is you can download them  before you arrive, helping you be that little bit more prepared for life in Dubai.

Below is a list of apps to get you started.

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report-traffic-accident-dubaiNew app feature negates need to call police to minor accident sites, generate accident report faster

Reporting to police your own minor fender-bender car accident has never been easier.

Motorists will soon be able to report their own minor vehicle accidents on local roadways via smartphone rather than calling Dubai police officers on patrol to attend the scene, confirmed a senior police official.

In an interview with Gulf News, Colonel Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, General Director of Smart Services at Dubai Police, said the police service is set to launch next month a new feature of the popular app — dubbed ‘Report Minor Accident from Phone’.

After reporting their own minor accidents via the app, drivers will receive the police report for the accident, which they can then present to insurers. Read more

melltooWhen asked to describe what Melltoo is, Khaled Elsayed, an early adopter, replied: “Dubizzle on steroids”. Buying and selling is social, quicker, and easier on this mobile app for iOS and Androids. The key is the built-in instant messaging platform that allows buyers and sellers to communicate. No calls, no mails, just chat to buy and sell.

Co-founder, Morrad Irsane, was trying to buy a car on Dubizzle when he came up with the idea for Melltoo in Feb 2013. “I couldn’t get the sellers on the phone during the day and Read more

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