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Posted On: 23 September 2018 01:06 pm
Updated On: 9 June 2022 10:13 pm

Useful apps that make life in Qatar seamless

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Useful Mobile Apps in Qatar

Living in Qatar or are you moving here soon?

We've put together a list of some of the handiest mobile apps that will help make your life in Qatar a breeze! And the best part? Most of them are free to download!

Ehteraz

Useful Apps in Qatar
Image credit: Ehteraz

Although COVID-19 restrictions are slowly easing, the Ehteraz app is still a requirement in Qatar to enter certain establishments. Especially for visitors to the country, the Ehteraz pre-registration is still mandatory. A number of establishments in Qatar would still require a Green status for you to be given entry.

Download the Ehteraz app here: Google Play | App Store

    Metrash2

    Useful Apps in Qatar
    Image credit: Screengrab from Metrash2

    This all-in-one government app is reliable and easy to use! Metrash2 offers Qatari nationals and residents an easy way to access Ministry of Interior (MoI) services through their mobile devices.

    As of June 2022, there are more than 232 e-services available in the application. The newly added Metrash2 e-services include services related to residence permit, search and follow up, domestic workers recruitment, establishment card and Al-Adeid reporting services.

    Download Metrash2 here: Google Play | App Store

    Kahramaa

    Useful Apps in Qatar
    Image credit: Kahramaa

    Being the official app for the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation, Kahramaa allows its customers to pay their electricity and water bills, conduct service status tracking, and access many other Kahramaa services from the convenience of their phones. The app also provides several E-services for customers, such as tracking of service status, updating of e-bills email, and self-meter reading.

    Download Kahramaa here: Google Play | App Store

    Qatar Rail

    Useful Apps in Qatar
    Image credit: Qatar Rail

    Qatar's metro system is one efficient mode of transportation that will help you reach your destination with ease. Conveniently, the Doha Metro, along with the Lusail Tram, has an app available. The Qatar Rail app allows you to register, create an account, and link your travel cards in one app. One of the features in this app include a journey planner where you could view the metro network map and any updates regarding the metro.

    Download the Qatar Rail app here: Google Play | App Store

    Karwa Taxi App

    (Source: Doha News)

    If you're looking for a private vehicle to get you to places then the Karwa Taxi app in hand may be the option for you. Just book your car on the app and a car will pick you up at your selected location. Payment for these taxis is flexible too, with cash, in-app, and cashless transactions available!

    Other alternatives for taxis in Qatar include Careem and Uber!

    Download Karwa Taxi here: Google Play | App Store

    talabat

    Useful Apps in Qatar
    Image credit: Talabat

    One of the most well-known delivery apps in Qatar is talabat. It offers delivery services for a variety of restaurants around Qatar! You'll be able to find several cuisines in this app alone, from Asian to Arabic food!

    Other alternatives to talabat include Snoonu, Rafeeq and more!

    Download Talabat here: Google Play | App Store

    Ooreedoo App

    Useful Apps in Qatar
    Image credit: Ooredoo

    If you're in Qatar and you're looking for a Qatari number, one of the service providers available in the country is Ooredoo. With the Ooredoo App, you can make your transactions in one app such as topping up your balance, paying your Ooredoo bill, earning and redeeming rewards, keeping track of your data consumption etc.

    Another alternative to the Ooredoo App is the My Vodafone App for Vodafone users!

    Download the Ooredoo App here: Google Play | App Store

    Waze

    Useful Apps in Qatar
    Image credit: Waze

    If you're taking a trip around Qatar, having a navigation app would be very helpful for you! One app that can help you pinpoint your destination is Waze! Waze has a user-friendly interface that helps locate your destination and offers you the best routes with less traffic. Aside from this, Waze offers a number of fun features such as celebrity voices for your GPS voice or notification if you're going over the speed limit.

    Download Waze here: Google Play | App Store

    Qatar Events

    Useful Apps in Qatar
    Image credit: Qatar Events


    Be updated with all the happenings in Doha with the Qatar Events app! You won't have to wonder where to go or what to do in Qatar because this app has it all for you.

    Whether you're thinking about places to see or events to attend today, tomorrow, this week or later on, the Qatar Events app has it all. You can also filter the events based on event type - Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Sports, Food & Dining, Community, and more.

    Download the Qatar Events app here: Google Play | App store

    Do you think these apps can be of future help for you and your friends in Qatar? If you know of cool local apps that we haven't included in this list, then let us know in the comments below! Also, don't forget to like and share this article!