Sign in Register
Posted On: 15 April 2020 02:16 pm
Updated On: 6 October 2021 05:43 pm

Coronavirus in Qatar: Apps that you need while staying and working at home!

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
Content Writer
Discuss here!
Start a discussion

Life looks dramatically different these days since the country restricted movements in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19. As companies issue work-from-home directives for the majority of employees, and restrictions are placed on dining in at restaurants or public gatherings, it’s clear that social distancing is in effect in Qatar.

Thankfully, there are some apps that will help you to get your work done from home. Whether you’re looking to work off your nervous energy with some exercise or schedule an appointment with a home visit doctor, these apps can help you to keep you on the go.

Metrash2: government E-services

With Qatar's Ministry of Interior (MoI) improving and simplifying its service-delivery channels and procedures through `Metrash2’, a handy app that allows you to apply for and obtain over 100 government E-services. This leads to time, effort, and money saved without even having to leave the house, as it can be easily accessed through smartphones. Metrash2 is free of charge and requires you to first register for the service then download and install the app to your device in quick and easy steps. The Ministry of Interior has also provided a complete guide on how to use Metrash2. Read here to know how to use the Metrash2 app

Download here: Google Play | Apple Store

App for sending money online

How to send money abroad to your family without going to a money exchange house or remittance center? All you need is a device and internet connection! We listed down some of the ways you can easily remit money with or without a debit/credit card! To know how to register as well as more details, read here How to send money online from Qatar to abroad

Ooredoo mobile money

Download here: Google Play | Apple Store
Contact: Call 111 or WhatsApp 4414 4414

Western Union app

Download here: Google Play | Apple Store
Payment method: NAPS debit card(s) issued in Qatar
Contact: 4453 7777

Lulu Money app

Download here: Google Play | Apple Store
Contact: [email protected] | (974) 44945888/55846345
Payment method: NAPS debit card(s) issued in Qatar

Online meeting apps

With office and school shutdowns, people are turning to the online service for conducting meetings or classes. There are different online meeting apps that you can choose from based on your requirements. If you're looking for apps for hosting online meetings, check out below for some options.

ZOOM Cloud Meetings

Zoom allows you to stay connected wherever you go, you can start or join a 100-person meeting with clear, face-to-face video, high-quality screen sharing, and instant messaging – for free! Zoom brings video conferencing, online meetings and group messaging into one easy-to-use application. You can join any meeting and host unlimited 1:1 meetings for free. However, free group meetings are limited to 40 minutes.

    Download here: Google Play | Apple Store

    Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork in Office 365. All your team conversations, files, meetings, and apps live together in a single shared workspace, and you can take it with you on your favorite mobile device. This app requires a paid Office 365 commercial subscription, or a free or trial subscription of Microsoft Teams.

    Besides these, you can also check out ezTalks Meetings, WebEx, GoToMeeting.

    Coronavirus updates

    Get full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic in Qatar on that includes the latest new cases, deaths, number of tests, government announcement and tips on how to tackle this crisis.

    You can set this page on your smartphone or tablet’s home screen that will look like an app and you can quickly access it. All you have to do is that launching the browser and open the web page, then tap the menu button and tap Add to homescreen. The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like.

    Grocery delivery apps

    Grocery delivery services are gaining popularity in Qatar and, in line with this, several online grocery stores have emerged to meet the demand. The experience is almost the same as physically being in a market, with all items on offer, branded and unbranded, to suit your budget.

    Moreover, considering the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Qatar residents are trying to avoid leaving the house as much as possible. Whether you are new to the city or a Qatar veteran who wants a new way to avoid the weekly trolley dash, here's our round-up for the best grocery delivery services in Qatar!

    Suncart: Google Play | Apple Store
    Carrefour Qatar: Apple Store and Google Play

    Read here to know about more grocery delivery services in Qatar

    Food delivery apps

    There are some days when you just don’t want to cook or eat out. You just want to chill in the comforts of your home and not go through the hassle of calling up a restaurant and go through the ordering process. We get it. And this is where food delivery apps come in. Don’t know what to order yet? These food delivery apps have not just one restaurant but a multitude of them to choose from. And with just a few taps on your phone, you can have your food delivered right to your doorstep! Read more here about food delivery apps in Qatar

    Talabat: Google Play | Apple Store
    Rafeeq: Google Play | Apple Store
    Carriage: Google Play | Apple Store
    Entertainer: Apple Store | Google Play
    Akly: Google Play | Apple Store

    Fitness apps

    Since gyms and fitness centers are closed due to COVID-10 pandemic, you can still improve your fitness and general wellbeing from your own home using apps. So check out the list below and if you want to know more about how to stay in shape at home during the coronavirus outbreak with free home workout sessions, click HERE.

    Health&Fitness app: This app is powered by Qatar Olympic Committee. The Fitness and Health Program mainly aims to measure the calories of the body and define the proper diet system needed, as well as the Nutrients required for the body per day. The program also provides some tips on the importance of sports practice, a period of sports practice for the human body in order to remove the increased rate of calories. You can download the app here Google Play or Apple Store.
    Daily Yoga: Google Play | Apple Store
    Google Play | Apple Store
    Google Play | Apple Store

    Kahramaa - Paying utility bills

    Electricity and water are basic needs for our survival. Having such importance of them in our lives, it is also crucial to pay utility bills on time to enjoy uninterrupted supply. The official app for Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation "Kahramaa" provides several e-services for the customers such as service status tracking, paying bills, updating e-bills Email, self meter reading, certificate requests and locating KAHRAMAA's customer services branches on map, etc.

    Download here: Google Play | Apple Store

    Pharmacy apps

    Need something from the pharmacy but don't want to get out of the house? Have it delivered! Online shopping has been increasingly popular nowadays that we can easily buy things even while sitting at the comforts of our home. And pharmacy products are no exemption. So we listed down the options online where you can order your pharmacy product needs by using just your phone and have it delivered right to your doorstep! read more here about Online pharmacy options in Qatar that deliver straight to your home

    Wellcare Online: Google Play
    Google Play | Apple Store

    Apps for car wash, home doctor and more!

    Sick? Looking for a doctor? No worries! At-Home-Doc lets you call a doctor right to your doorstep! This is a great service particularly if you’re too sick to leave your home. As an advanced digital platform, At-Home-Doc uses state of the art healthcare technologies to provide a patient-centric, world-class, evidence-based medical practice. Click here to download its app: Google Play

    With officials urging us to limit unnecessary outdoor plans due to COVID-19 disease, your car must be spending some lazy times at the parking. So cleaning your vehicle should also be on the list during your free time. And remember to use the right disinfectants that can kill the viruses so that it doesn't live on surfaces such as rubber, plastic, aluminum, and leather. If you need some expert hands to help you with proper car cleaning, you may take help from EButler - this single app will cater to all your needs, whether you need a car wash, an electrician, pest control service, appliance repair, or even a home doctor, EButler has you covered. If you want to avail their services download the app here: Apple store | Google Play