Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems






















What's happening in Dubai


Keep yourself up-to-date with sites such as Time Out Dubai and Whatson, where you can read everything about the newest restaurants, events, concerts, happenings etc. in our lovely city. Both also offer a magazine (Time out weekly and Whatson monthly), which you can buy at most supermarkets and kiosks. We highly recommend looking out for one of the first editions of Whatson, beginning of each year. It will include the Whatson Black Hat Guide, it is a great overview of restaurants in Dubai. Time out magazine will also include coupon editions, where you receive a high number of 2-1 coupons.




Useful Apps


There are so many great restaurants and activities in Dubai. One great way of enjoying all of these, is to equip yourself with the Entertainer book or app. The Entertain offer a vast number of buy one get one free offers, ranging from dining, activities, attractions, wellness etc. There are different versions, so if you are a foodie might want to go for the fine dining version, or Dubai Kids for parents.


Enjoy a good movie, then you should definitely download the Vox Cinemas or Reel Cinemas app.


The DEWA app is great for those who like to pay their bills online, and give you an easy and fast overview of your water and electricity consumption.


Need to book a cab, either use a regular RTA taxi or book via Careem or Uber, which both let you pin your exact location and give you a fare estimate prior to booking.


New to the roads of Dubai, then we recommend to substitute your car’s GPS by downloading one or more of the available navigation apps – Google Maps, WAZE, Wojhati.


RTA offers a high number of useful apps.

  • RTA Dubai, where you can pay your fines, check your nol card balance, weather reports for safe driving etc.
  • Smart Parking, where you can pay your parking ticket via the app or by sms
  • Smart Salik: top up your Salik balance
  • Smart Drive: route planning and navigation - can even be used offline




Useful Websites

Bargain hunters should definitely check out Groupon or Cobone. And don’t forget the site where you find almost everything, Dubizzle – looking for a new car, accommodation, job or have anything you would like to sell, this is the site for you.


Other great onlineshops are Souk.com or Desertcart.


Last but not least, there is of course the DBWD Marketplace, where you will find all the great benefits our members can make use of.



If you are a parent, this Dummies Guide to Dubai might be of great interest to you.









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