Whether we choose to admit it or not, we’re living in a how-can-this-be-done-easily era. Although the phenomenon is global, there are several Dubai-based services that aim to answer this question, from restaurant-reservation apps to laundry pick-up and delivery services. Discover seven Dubai-based errand solutions that will free up time for the things that really matter, like binge-watching your favorite Netflix series.
You’re at the office and it hits you like a ton of bricks: You promised your friend you would make the dinner reservation for the two of you that evening. Option 1: You step into the company meeting room and repeat your name 700 times to the person handling the reservations. “That’s ‘s’ as in sugar, not ‘f’ as in Frank!” Option 2: You input your information into an easy-to-use interface to secure a reservation at some of Dubai’s most high-end dining establishments, including Zuma and La Petite Maison, and voilà – the reservation is yours! Use Reserv to nab those hard-to-secure tables, but be warned; there’s a small fee each time you book.
Take My Junk
You’re moving… tomorrow. And there sits all of your unwanted furniture, clothing, and random appliances that you somehow acquired over the years. Take My Junk will pick up anything you don’t want anymore and transport it to a facility in Ajman, where it will either be repaired, depending on its condition, or sold to low-income families. Just visit the website and fill in an online form to arrange timing and logistics.
The struggle is real: You need pancakes, but you also need the couch. Cue: Deliveroo. This Dubai-based service has teamed up with your favorite local restaurants, including Clinton Street Baking Company, Mythos, and The Sum of Us, to get you your favorite food to your favorite place – your own home.
No time to drop off your dirty garments? This mobile-based laundry and dry-cleaning service offers next-day delivery. The best part is that it can all be coordinated via the Washmen app, available for download from the iTunes store.
With Dubai traffic these days, transporting anything around town feels like an errand that has the potential to last all day. Fortunately, there’s regional courier service Skynet, which allows for reliable pick-up, delivery, and tracking of your personal items via its website.
Dubai’s alternative to Uber, Careem is a slightly cheaper option for being transported around town. Depend on Careem for competitive transportation rates and great customer service.
Dubai’s Golf Buggy Shuttle
This eco-friendly service allows you to travel from the Marina Metro Station via golf buggy around Jumeirah Lake Towers. The price? AED 10 per trip. For more information and to coordinate your ride, click here.