Recently, Dubai government has achieved the feat of transforming itself into a 100 per cent paperless government, the first of its kind in the world. The plan, which was rolled out in five phases, made all 45 government entities go paperless. Now, the Dubai government is providing more than 1,800 digital services and over 10,500 key transactions digitally.
To fulfil this greater vision, Dubai has launched an app with a user friendly interface for its residents named Dubai Now. This app ensures you have access to over 120 services at one click. So, if you are one of the residents there or planning to become a one, it is a single platform that provides you the access of majority of government and private sector services. Let’s see what you can do with this One stop app while you are in Dubai.
Here were are quoting the existing services available on this app. However, more and more services will be added on the app in future. According to Dubai Now’s website, the app offers the following services at your fingertips.
- You can the real-time flight status from Dubai Airport.
- You can also make enquiry about lost and found things at responsible department at Dubai Airport.
- One can activate his/her DEWA account.
- You can also view and download receipts, invoices on DEWA account and pay bills.
- User can Sign and view the Ejari tenancy contract through the app.
- You can now manage your properties and rent.
- App also monitors the RERA Rent Increase Calculator.
- Through app you can sign-up for moving, cleaning or painting services.
- You can also take an internet, phone and TV connection via du.
- User can confirm a title deed on app itself.
- Property listings from Dubai Asset Management and Simsari can be seen on app.
- Moreover, you can apply at Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment and initiate a request for To Whom It May Concern letter.
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- With this app immigrants can Apply, renew or cancel residence visa for family dependents.
- You can check your dependents’ entry permits and residency visas.
- Check the status of tourist or residence visa applications and entry permits.
- One can make a request to get official travel and dependent reports from GDRFA.
- On this app you can find doctors and book medical appointments.
- User can track his/her prescriptions, vaccination status and lab results.
- You can spot nearby pharmacies on this app.
- This app looks for schools in the KHDA school directory based on rating, fee and curriculum.
- You can sign the KHDA school contract instantly.
- One can fetch the KHDA academic history.
- App also helps in finding universities and training institutes in Dubai.
Security and Justice:
- With this app you can get a Police Clearance Certificate from Dubai Police.
- If required, you can find nearby Dubai Police station.
- You can track the status of a case pending in Dubai Court.
- The app provides option to call emergency services in Dubai such as Fire Department, Dubai Police and Ambulance.
Bills and utilities
- The app allows you to pay your DEWA, Etisalat, Du, FEWA, Empower and Dubai Municipality bills and fees.
- You can also top up your Salik, NOL, and Dubai Customs accounts.
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- On this app you can view and pay all your traffic fines.
- App comes handy while renewing your car registration.
- You can top up your Salik account as well as update your Salik information, and view and dispute violations on this app.
- With app one can pay for parking anywhere in the city.
- App allows you to pay for petrol at ENOC stations, and top up your ENOC VIP account.
- Purchase and manage your seasonal parking with this app.
- Moreover, it allows you to Buy or sell your Dubai car.
- Car insurance can be purchased and renewed with few clicks.
- You can check the real time information on the locations of traffic accidents.
- It also helps in finding the locations of Tasjeel centers, EV chargers and fuel stations.
- You can check daily prayer timings.
- It also shows you the nearest mosque with the fastest route.
- During Ramadan, you can pay for Zakat and Iftar meals and view a countdown Imsakia.
- This app allows you to donate on Dubai Cares, Noor Dubai, Dar Al Ber, Suqia, Inmates, Beit Al Kheir, AWQAF, Al Jalila and many other things.
- You can create a digital business card that you can share as a QR Code or vCard.
- You can subscribe to receive notifications about your favourite sport from Dubai Sports Council.
- One can access Dubai Calendar.
- A nearby ATM can be located on this app.