Epitomising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Smart Dubai has launched a user-friendly app for residents. DubaiNow– the first unified Dubai government services smart app – ensures you have access to over 120 services at your finger-tips. Join us as we go in-depth on the features and benefits of the game-changing Dubai Now app.
WHAT IS DUBAINOW SMART APP?
Launched in 2015, DubaiNow, also spelt as Dubai Now is one of the top government apps in Dubai. It is a single platform that provides the user with access to an abundance of government and private sector services. DubaiNow brings over 115 smart services from more than 34 government entities to your fingertips. The app could well be the ultimate achievement of ‘Smart Dubai’ so far, simply for the sheer level of convenience it provides
DUBAINOW APP BENEFITS
DubaiNow offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Enabling you to pay all your bills.
- Helping you manage costs related to driving.
- Assisting you to understand the dynamics of residency, health and education.
- Offering access to police and security departments.
- Assisting in travel-related matters.
It also helps you recharge your Salik. All you need to do is tap on the Salik icon, quickly register your RTA account, then top up with a single click! Furthermore, you can set up all your payments to be completely automated.
DUBAINOW APP FEATURES
Generally, people use the Dubai Now app to pay their bills for Etisalat, DEWA, du, Empower and NOL. However, there are multiple ways this app can prove useful for you, such as:
UTILITIES & BILLS
Using DubaiNow, you can pay bills for:
- du Prepaid
- Dubai Customs
- Dubai Municipality
- ENOC VIP
With DubaiNow, you can manage all things driving-related such as:
- Paying traffic fines.
- Renewing car registration.
- Viewing, updating, topping up Salik account.
- Paying parking fee.
- Paying for fuel at ENOC stations and recharging your ENOC VIP account.
- Purchasing seasonal parking.
- Buying or selling a car in Dubai.
- Purchasing and renewing car insurance.
- Viewing real-time locations of traffic accidents.
- Finding respective locations of EV chargers, Tasjeel centers and fuel stations.
DubaiNow App also allows you to:
- Activate DEWA account.
- View and download receipts, invoices on DEWA account and pay bills.
- Sign and view the Ejari tenancy contract.
- Manage properties you own or rent.
- Monitor the RERA Rent Increase Calculator.
- Sign-up for moving, cleaning or painting services.
- Activate internet, phone and TV connection via du.
- Confirm a title deed.
- See property listings from Dubai Asset Management and Simsari.
- Apply at Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment and initiate a request for To Whom It May Concern letter.
With DubaiNow app, you can also process residency matters in Dubai. Primarily, you can:
- Apply, renew or cancel residence visa for family dependents.
- View your dependents’ entry permits and residency visas.
- Check the status of tourist or residence visa applications and entry permits.
- Request to get official travel and dependent reports from GDRFA.
DubaiNow app is a good way to:
- Find doctors and book medical appointments.
- Keep a track of prescriptions, vaccination plan and lab results.
- Locate pharmacies situated near you.
DubaiNow is a great resource for students and/or parents who want to find all the information related to academics in the city. You can use the app to:
- Look for schools in the KHDA school directory based on rating, fee and curriculum.
- Sign the KHDA school contract instantly.
- Get the KHDA academic history.
- Find universities and training institutes in Dubai.
SECURITY AND JUSTICE
Another area that the app is most useful in, is police and security. Use it to:
- Get a Police Clearance Certificate from Dubai Police.
- Find Dubai Police station located nearby.
- Ask the status of a case pending in Dubai Court.
- Call emergency services in Dubai such as Fire Department, Dubai Police and Ambulance.
DubaiNow is your go-to source to:
- Track the real-time flight status from Dubai Airport.
- Inquire from lost and found department at Dubai Airport.
You can also consider DubaiNow to:
- Check daily Dubai prayer timings.
- Search for the nearest mosque.
- Pay for iftar meals and zakat during Ramadan.
Using DubaiNow, you can donate to the following charities in Dubai:
- Dubai Cares
- Noor Dubai
- Dar Al Ber
- Beit Al Kheir
- Al Jalila
DubaiNow mobile app enables you to:
- Create a digital business card that you can share as a QR Code or vCard.
- Get notifications about your favourite sport from Dubai Sports Council.
- Access Dubai Calendar.
- Find an ATM located nearby.
They have recently added a Coronavirus feature on the app that offers the latest news and information about the disease.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND USE IT?
- Go to PlayStore/AppStore
- Click ‘Install’
- Create Account
Once you have created the account:
- Wait for Welcome Screen
- Click ‘Start Here’
- Click on the icons appearing on the Home Screen
- Select the category
In case of forgetting your password, opt for the DubaiNow app password reset feature.
For inquiries or feedback about the app, you can call the DubaiNow app contact number: 600560000. Alternatively, you can send an email to: email@example.com.
IS THE DUBAINOW APP SAFE?
Yes DubaiNow app is safe. It protects the rights of all users. Even if the app asks for location-based data, it is used only to provide content based on the local search results and give directions to locations you are looking for.
WHAT ARE THE TOP MOBILE APPS THAT YOU NEED IN DUBAI?
Along with the DubaiNow application, other popular apps amongst Dubai residents include: Zomato, RTA Smart Parking and DEWA app. If you need help searching accommodation in Dubai, download the Bayut app as well. It contains various property listings that you can browse through using multiple filters like area, location and number of beds.
ARE THERE ANY TRANSPORT APPS IN DUBAI?
Knowing about transportation is a key aspect of living in Dubai. S’hail (formerly known as Wojhati), Careem and Uber are some of the most popular Dubai transport apps.
That brings an end to our DubaiNow app overview. Whether you’re new to the Dubai or have been living tin the emirate for a number of years, the app is a one-stop solution that will make your life much easier.
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