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Great Apps That Will Make Life in Qatar Easier

These are the incredibly useful smartphone apps that will actually make life smoother for any resident in Qatar

Posted on

8 October 2019

Last updated on 13 October 2019
Clarice Awa at ExpatWoman
by Clarice Awa
Great Essential Apps That Will Make Life in Qatar Easier

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We've rounded the best and most useful apps that have been a big lifesaver for many Qatar residents. Most of these are completely for free and offer a wide range of services, such as allowing you to pay your monthly bills in Qatar, navigating the country's language barrier, and more.

1. Kahramaa

An official app from the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation, Kahramaa allows users to pay their electricity and water bills, report service interruptions, view property details, and access many other related services from the convenience of their phones.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

2. Careem

Taxis and other car-hailing services are popular among residents and citizens in Qatar. Careem allows you to book a car pick-up and drop-off service, pin your destination so you won't have to argue with the driver about directions, track your travel route, and pay by card, cash, or Careem credit.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

3. Talabat

Offering the ultimate convenience for diners across the country, Talabat lets you select and order from a wide choice of restaurants, cafes, and other dining spots in Qatar.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

4. Zomato

Other than Talabat, another great food delivery app residents love is Zomato. On top of delivery from a variety of cafes and restaurants, Zomato also enables users to rate and comment on restaurants, start a "foodie" account where you can share your latest dining experience, and book seats at restaurants.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

Great Apps That Will Make Life in Qatar Easier

5. Qatar Events

This handy app gives both residents and visitors access to all information about the latest important events happening in the country. The app tracks and updates all the latest expos, conventions, shows, and more, in Qatar.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

6. Qatar Post

If you're a frequent online shopper, then this app is a must for your phone or tablet. Users can track their mail, make changes to and access their P.O Box account, and other post-related services through the app.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

7. Step Into Health

Developed by the Qatar Olympic Committee in 2018, the app encourages users to keep fit and healthy by walking the minimum 10,000 steps a day, count how many calories burned, distance walked, etc.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

8. Google Translate

Qatar is home to a mix of nationalities who speak a number of languages including Arabic, Hindi, Tagalog, Tamil, Chinese, and more. To help you navigate while in the country and minimise those language barriers, Google Translate is our go-to. While it's not always 100% accurate, using simple, straightforward sentences to translate will surely get your point across.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

9. Metrash2

Anyone living in Qatar should have this super reliable, all-in-one government app. Metrash2 grants both nationals and residents access to the Qatar Ministry of Interior's (MOI) services anytime and anywhere using their phones. A wide array of features are included, such as inquiring about official documents, as well as creating and paying for individual or work exit permits. MOI released a simply guide on how to use the app below.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

Great Apps That Will Make Life in Qatar Easier

Source: Qatar Ministry of Interior

10. Suncart

If you don't want to head out to do some grocery shopping, Suncart offers residents a large catalog of fresh groceries that can be clicked and delivered straight to their doorstep. Retailers can also use the app to sell products and make use of Suncart's own delivery network to send out orders.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

11. Laundry Box

This app provides laundry service and convenient home pick-up and delivery. The handy tracking system enables you to keep an eye on where your suit, dress, blouse, pants, and more are going from washing to ironing - so no more missing laundry.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

12. Waze

Because there is so much construction going on in Qatar and traffic delays are inevitable, this trusty navigation app is an essential for any motorists in the country. The best part is that it's more up to date with changes than Google Maps.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

13. Urban Point

Gives Qatar residents discounts on the best food and drinks, on top of the latest offers on beauty, health, leisure, retail, and other services.

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.

14. Entertainer

Another popular choice in Qatar for deals and discounts. Save your cash and skip the dilemma of missing paper coupons with the Entertainer app!

Available on Google Play for Android.

Available on the App store.