Wardrobe bulging with clothes you’ve barely worn? The brainchild of two former Dubizzle employees, Shedd allows you to buy and sell pre-loved items from a community of local fashionistas, as well as new items from up-and-coming designers and brands.
Search using hashtags, chat with sellers, and pay instantly using PayPal or the newly launched Pay&Ship credit card function.
Free, iTunes/Android, www.sheddapp.com
This app lets you shop for groceries from your local store without the “hassle” of having to phone up – hey, it’s all relative in Dubai – or get lost in translation. Get live order updates and pay via the app or with cash on delivery. With over 100 stores signed up in Dubai, there are plans to expand to Abu Dhabi.
Free, iTunes/Android, www.quickshop.ae
Who doesn’t love a bargain? This app aims to ensure savvy shoppers never miss a great deal at the mall. Search for sales, promotions, and events at your favorite stores, and get deal alerts for over 100 brands when you step into major malls across Dubai and Abu Dhabi (there are currently 14 signed up).
Free, iTunes/Android, www.nearbuy.ae
The Dubai Mall
Who hasn’t got lost – or forgotten where you parked – at this mammoth mall? Along with all the latest sales and event info, the official app has interactive maps to help you find your fave shops and restaurants and allows you to save your parking location so you can find your way back to your car. Genius.