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6 Reasons To Try This New Hotel In Ras Al Khaimah

Acacia hotel review ras al khaimah by lifestyle blogger rahma talwar rthijabstyles (2)Another Weekend, Another Staycation! Why not play #TouristInMyCity Again?

If you love water adventures have a taste for navigating through different cities, Acacia Hotel, RAK is the place to go! This swanky new 4-star hotel under Bin Majid Resorts & Properties has the most amazing deals for a perfect weekend this summer. Our trip was in celebration of my brother’s 25th birthday, so taking pictures took a back seat (poor blogger me!).

Our stay was an all inclusive package, which I highly recommended because at the entrance we were greeted by a big envelope filled with different coupons & discounts.

Check out time already? Bye Bye @binmajidhotelsandresorts ✨

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1. All inclusive drinks: You can pamper your self and enjoy your entire time with a glass in one hand. From Hot Beverages (Coffee & Tea) to Cold Fizzy Drinks & various type of Alcohols, we had access to all 24/7. Pretty Cool!

2. Water adventures: With an all inclusive deal, you not only get to enjoy Acacia’s outdoor pool but also receive Beach access, Water slides & go Kakking coupons to use in Bin Majid’s Resort property – Beach Hotel, 10 minutes away from the hotel.

3. Sheesha fans: Acacia’s outdoor pool is the ideal perfect spot for you to soak up the sun, sip on the free amazing cocktails all day long & appreciate your holiday with a sheesha pipe. Though the setting is perfect for Sheesha lovers, unfortunately, only 3 flavors of Sheesha might annoy some (including, my brother!)

4. No Fights over Remote: I dunno about you, but I always end up fighting over TV in hotels (Ironically, I prefer laptops to watch stuff at home!) It was a nice surprise that our room had two set of TVs yet somewhat weird that we couldn’t find a flat Iron (That’s such a huge disappointment for someone like me, who is so particular about her perfectly ironed hijabs)

5: Affordable prices: A relatively new addition to RAK, the hotel offers super inexpensive all inclusive deals for adults & kids. You can find some great ones on Cobone or Groupon starting from only AED 250.

6. Free WiFi: What makes me furious is when luxury hotels for the sake for “Free WIFI” offer super crappy slow speed ones in return for your personal information (Emails & Mobile No, where they bombard you with useless deals over the next few months). Thankfully, Acacia (was different) facilitates decent WiFi speed without any privacy interruptions.

Any Drawbacks? All our meals were set at Al Nakhla Restaurant and honestly, the food was nothing to rave about or had anything new & exciting. Again, the pastry selection at Garden Brew Cafe was boring & similar to the desserts offered for lunch buffet at Al Nakhla. However, we did come across a promising Japenese Restaurant – Okura in the basement which we may try on our next visit. Plus, Hamra Mall is just 10 minutes away so food was not a major issue for us.

Location: Al Jazirah Al Hamra – Ras al Khaimah
Social: Instagram / Facebook / Twitter
Website: https://www.binmajic.com/acacia/rak
Phone: +971 7 235 2233

8 Reasons to be at Aloft Al Ain

Dubai’s staycation scene is getting more and more popular by the day and people actually make an effort to plan a weekend trip to other Emirates to spend this precious time with family and be a tourist in another city!

The latest addition to to the up-and-coming Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium development is the superbly high-tech Aloft Ain! Away from the hustle of city life, with amazing food & rooftop infinity pool, here are 8 reasons why your next weekend trip should be at ALoft Ain.

1.  Your bank balance stays happy!

Not only will you have comfortable and stylish lodgings at an affordable price of AED 270/per night but you can save money with affordable meals at Olive Tree restaurant.

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2. Hip & Happening!

Aloft is super funky and stylish, with the color play in room decor – vibrant pillows & carpets to snooker table at the reception. Entertainment all day long is guaranteed in this colorful vacation spot.

Why Not? Pose with the billard table 🦄 #FashionBlogger 🦄

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3. Every blogger’s DREAM- Tech Savvy Life

Not only is the WiFi free all day long, it even works in Elevators at super fast speed! You can turn control all lights with one single switch conveniently located just beside your bed. Plus, rooms are equipped with bedside USB chargers.

4. Customize your meals

Though the food option is limited to a large extent at Aloft, you can find plenty of eatery around the place to fill up your cravings. Olive Tree is an all day dining restaurant with an international menu (easily customizable) to keep everyone happy –  Traditional butter chicken, Arabic shish tawook and Indo-Chinese inspired noodle box.

5. I’m a Water Baby

How cool is an infinity pool? Though I don’t swim, I love the entire vibe at the rooftop, it’s not overly crowded and has ample space for you to lie down, soak up some sun while catching up on your favorite book. (Current Reading: Fall Away Series by Penelope Douglas)  

Just Keep Swimming #🏊🏼‍♀️

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6. Oh! The Landscapes and Attractions

Grab a bite at the rooftop Cafe and enjoy the best of Al Ain — Jebel Hafeet from your seat. Planning to do something Touristy? Al Ain Equestrian Club & Al Ain Zoo is the perfect place for families to bond. 

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7. Insta-Worthy Shots

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Community is not fully jam-packed which in blogger terms means: “Time for a photo shoot!” The colorful vibes around the hotel makes it the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed.

8. You will never feel bored!

The staff comes from 33 different countries, each with a fun adventure story. The entire team is super friendly and makes your stay so much more exciting. (My Mum and the Head Chef at Olive Tree hit it off so well and we went on with sharing some amazing stories.) Aloft Ain even set up cupcakes in our room as a special welcome gift.

It's Cupcake o'lock 🎂 Welcome Gift by @aloftalain 🎁

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Location: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Development, Al Towayya, Al Ain
Social: Instagram / Facebook / Twitter
Website: https://www.rotana.com/dubai/amwajrotana
Phone: 03 713 8888

 

 

 

Magical deep blue water of world’s largest aquarium #DAUZ

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I always play the tourist card in Dubai, well duh! the city is full of wonders – Dubai doesn’t do small, it’s a place of extremes. This weekend I got the chance to experience the magical deep waters of world’s largest aquarium #DAUZ (Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo) located in world’s biggest shopping mall. Perhaps, it’s the city’s glitz and glam, superlatives, and passion of breaking records we love.
While shopping in Dubai Mall, I always enjoyed DAUZ from the outside. So there I was at the entrance ready to unveil the hidden secrets of this place with my Explorer Tag on  (120 Dhs per person) which includes an aquarium tour and boat ride too. Surprisingly, the tickets price was decent. And if you use the Entertainer App: Enjoy a one buy get one free deal on the Researcher tag (100 Dhs per person).
Oh yes, the guest of honor for the day was my mom who is my biggest fan since day one (love you, mom!) Well, all my reviews are a joint collection of experience as I always take serious notes of my partner’s opinion (you never know what they might point out!)
You start off on the ground floor, with a complete panoramic experience of the aquatic life (mark your first encounter with sharks) while walking through the mystic blue tunnel. A perfect place to snap an insta-worthy moment!
After the tunnel, we proceeded to Underwater Zoo, on Level 2 of Dubai Mall which has EVERYTHING! (I mean in terms of marine animals, they even had Nemo & Dory). This is the part which is hidden from the public eye and worth every penny you pay. Quickly we joined others in a queue to our special stimulator submarine experience which was basically a major disappointment for any adult. (you don’t wanna follow a random looking turtle into the sea on the screen).

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Unlocking more secrets of DAUZ,  we made our way to the glass bottom boat ride (your boomerang game goes strong here). Our super cute guide informed us with real facts & figures (who knew world’s largest aquarium contains 10 million liters of water with 33k aquatic animals, well I had no clue!). The ride was so fascinating,  I found myself giggling and going “Mom, look at this!” every few seconds.
May be my Aquarius star sign took a toll on me but I spent the entire day admiring each session of their underwater zoo (completely forgot about dinner) which is divided into three zones – Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. Well, my information about aquatic animals was limited to penguins, dolphins, and Nemo, so you can only imagine my smile when I spotted water rats, sea horses, giant squids, Veiled Chameleon and our tiny friends – Neon Tetra, glass catfish, white cloud mountain minnow.
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Well, my information about aquatic animals was limited to penguins, dolphins, and Nemo, so you can only imagine my smile when I spotted water rats, sea horses, giant squids, Veiled Chameleon and our tiny friends – Neon Tetra, glass catfish, white cloud mountain minnow.
dubai-aquarium-and-underwater-zoo-with-rahma talwar rthijabstyles dauz dubai adventures my dubai lifestyle blogger uae blog top lifestyle (2)Though the main attraction is said to be the 40 year old King Croc from Australia, I couldn’t take my eyes away from those adorable penguins doing somersaults in the water. (Future husband, kindly note I may ask for a penguin on my birthday!)
Side Note: DAUZ did break my heart in one aspect, throughout the journey the photographers clicked us with random looking pose and asked us to collect them at the final counter. News flash! The photos cost double the ticket price, like are you kidding me? Not once, we were informed during the whole ‘say cheez’ extravaganza about the price (honestly, you do get a bit tempted but 300AED, No Never Nada!).
Overall,  we very much enjoyed our experience at #DAUZ (you know a place is amazing when it has a hashtag) and finally, something I can strike it off from my bucket list. For more details about their prices please visit http://www.thedubaiaquarium.com
PS: This is a collaboration that I did with Ewaan Properties. Having said that, everything that I stated here comes from personal stories. I am just a Small Town Girl joining the glitz & glam army of Dubai every now and then. Sharing my genuine opinion to help pick out your next adventure without revealing many secrets about the place.
Cheers Dubai!

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Royal Tea Party @ Palace Downtown, Dubai

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I was forever a daydreamer, hosting make-believe fancy tea parties for my soft toys and troubling my mom to bring down those elegant china dishes and order miniature cupcakes and cookies, pretending to be a royal princess. Though I’m a messy eater and surely not sophisticated enough for regal ballroom parties, I just had to jump on the chance to bring back those childhood memories with Palace Downtown’s BVLGARI Afternoon Garden Tea Party.

Relaxing and quiet, with live music accompaniment in the background. The lush Garden of Palace Downtown with a view of the waterfront and beautiful white aesthetics on the tables exudes an elegant sophisticated charm the moment you step in. My date for the afternoon was Momna from @mytasteperspective, a darling to share some of here travel stories with me while we munched on some truly satisfying pieces.

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We began our high tea set with a choice of tea or coffee for each of us. After serving us our chosen beverages fruity green tea for me), we were then presented with the highlight of the afternoon – an ornate 3-tiered tray with colorful and delectable sweet and savory snacks. So what did we have? Take a deep breath and unbuckle your belt …

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Overall, The Hi Tea Garden party is somewhere you could certainly impress your girlfriends at. Of course, this is perfect for a baby or bridal showers, nice catch-up with close friends, have a girly session or just to enjoy the water dance too. One thing to note is that there are relatively few tables, so we really loved the privacy too!

Details
Day: Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in March
Timing: 1pm to 4pm
Price: AED 200 per person inclusive of unlimited tea infusions and coffee; AED 300 per person inclusive of unlimited juniper beverages; AED 550 per person inclusive of unlimited premium bubbly.

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#RoadTripAjman

 

ajman guide love ajman marinaIf you are brought up in the wild desert life of UAE, you’ve been through the complicated dilemma of where exactly is home – your apartment here or Grannys comfortable house back in the country? We all are addicted exciting around the clock city life. Then again, around the wildness, I discovered peace in Ajman – my home for 22 years, usually, termed as the Backward Town by Dubai Folks.

Can’t deny how beautifully the landscape of Dubai has progressed in the past 10 years leaving behind its counterparts, but I would never give up the suburb feel of Ajman to metropolitan madhouse vibes of Dubai or restless crowds of Sharjah.

Ajman – a place which is more home to me than any house in India,  following its brother’s step towards Development & Tourism, replicating areas of Dubai with personal traditional touches throughout. All my college life, I heard friend ridiculed my home for countless reasons, major city folks I guess.

But now is the time to showcase Ajman in all its glory. Last month, I embarked a 6hour #RoadTripAjman with 4 major stops around my hometown. Honoring the best of Ajman live on my Snapchat and InstaStories. However, if you did miss the fun, I got you covered on this post – a recap to my favorite spots of Ajman.

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While plenty city guides with start off with the typical historical landmarks like museums and forts of Ajman, my Journey began in Jurf with a warm cup of Hot Chocolate from my favorite Drive thru Starbucks. Keeping it true to my everyday routine.

 

✨ GIVEAWAY TIME ✨ Want to Win a 200$ Giftcard from Sephora? Here are the Instagram Contest Rules – Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat @rthijabstyles – Tag 5 girl friends below – Comment which Stop in my #RoadTripAjman was your favourite (Check out my blog, link in bio) *Winner will be announced on 20th March and the contest is open to all GCC residents. ✨✨ *Want to double your chances to win, a facebook giveaway will be up soon. ✨✨ . . . . Ajman – a place which is more home to me than any house in India ✨Finally my blog and InstaVideo is up, though some parts of this video is no doubt super shaky but I had so much fun filming for #AjmanTourism 💞✨ Last week of February I embarked on a 6hour #RoadTrip honouring the best of Ajman ✨ A little recap is up on my blog as well ✨

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1. The Jurf

To my ‘City Folks’ Jurf is home to several Universities and of course plenty coffee shops – Tim Hortons, Filli Cafe, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks & Caribou, making it a cult favorite for youngsters. It is a much more sophisticated area capturing a beautiful array of cuisines with loads of super affordable dessert parlors. If you are a foodie, get down here & find some seriously economical delicious meals. I’ve lived here for 22 years and still, I discover hidden sweet gems buried in random corners every other week.

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Next, for breakfast, IHOP in City Life Jurf is a must, particularly if you are a fan of Pancakes and honestly the vibrant interiors brings out the energetic enthusiastic YOU.

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A comfy scene in city life neighborhood, a warm cup of pumpkin latte at Caribou with my laptop.
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Taste Natural Ice Cream Flavors at Frozen Factory just opposite City Life.
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Top 3 Dessert Parlours that deserve an Instagram Shootout in JURF
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  2. @yum_in_tum
  3. @house_of_chocolate

For the ultimate economical shopping experience, China Mall similar to Dragon Mart holds wonderful surprises including Splash Fashion’s Discounted Warehouse but has very limited food options.

Fun Fact* Intercity bus transport to Jurf cost only AED 3.

 2. Ajman Marina District

What sets Ajman apart from the counter states is its stunning coastline. We all know, the hyped up Ajman Beach but the less than 5 minutes away drive from the main road stands a gorgeous miniature replica of Dubai Marina – a definite Instagram-Worthy spot with its #LoveAjman Block Letters and quirky food trucks including the trendy burger joint SALT.

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Ignore my tiny eyes, and focus on the beautiful flying birds behind.

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*Fun Fact: Soon a submarine shaped restaurant will be launched at Marina. 

3. Safia Park

Though I’m not a huge fan of Parks, I love the fancy Mosaic Market, another miniature replica of Flea Market with loads of fun activities & cartoon characters to meet. Foodwise, there are a few stalls to choose from, but a better option is to take advantage of the public barbecue areas and create a picnic of your own. Click here for location.

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Al Zorah Golf Club

One of Ajman’s best natural features is Al Zorah Nature Reserve – a peaceful tidal mangrove creek towards the North of the city, and a striking stab of green in the otherwise sandy desert. Still, in its development stage, Zorah Resorts will be the most popular site of Ajman in the coming years. As for now, you can enjoy a Sheesha at Shakespeare & Co. with the outstanding natural beauty of the creek or savor some Japenese Sushi Dining experiences at Litchy Sushi Bar or play a Game of Golf at the Club.

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The beautiful view from Shakespeare & Co Restaurant at Zorah Club

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Fun Fact* You get free Golf Cart Rides from the parking to the Club Entrance.

Despite recent developments, Ajman always retained its friendly Small town vibe throughout the years and greets all its visitors with open arms, which can be witnessed by the quirky traffics signals at each corner of Ajman either with a red smiling face or warm green heart.

As I sit here, writing this Blog I do regret skipping a few other spots, but I was running short on time for the Road Trip. Honestly, it was so much fun working on this Travel Post in collaboration with the Tourism Board and I would love to know your favorite Ajman spots, just use the #RoadTripAjman on any social media channel.

On a side note, a huge Giveaway is coming your way soon on both Instagram & Facebook.

 

Last month, I went all out for my #RoadTripAjman and in collaboration with that same project, here is a new giveaway as…

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Until, Next Time, Love Rahma


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Last Minute Valentines Day Hacks For Single Girls in UAE

last-minute-valentines-day-hacks-for-single-girls-in-dubai-uae-ajmanValentines is overrated, a statement many single folks stand by this time of the year and while other love doves are fantasising what to wear on the fancy red hot dinner date, people like me just want to pass this day with a little bit of grace and mouthful of chocolates. Why? Because the red roses and massive teddy bear stamped all across social media are again going to be heartbreaking. Furthermore, the single girls climb up the ladder of craziness with their Anti-Valentines party pictures, which sometimes are just painful spiteful for the anxiety driven group.

So, if you are single, anxious to go for a girls night out and of course on a tight budget. I got you ladies covered up. Okay! in all honesty, I never celebrated this so called Loveday with a boy but I do know how to get through this without being a sore loser. Here is a lisr of amazing things you can do under 100 AED.

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The easiest way to spread some cheer this V-day is a movie night, especially because it is Du Tuesday at Vox cinema and let’s take a minute to be thankful for this awesome campaign. Action (Return of Xander cage) to horror (Ring 3) we have plenty to select from, if your date is a kid why not the  Lego batman Movie. Into Hindi movies? Jolly LLB 2 looks super interesting!!
Location in Ajman: Vox City Center Ajman
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If you really are in a money crunch and love chatting hours with a bestie, this is perfect and who doesn’t like coffee and ice cream in the cold weather? So my recent personal favourite combo is Tim Hortons and Cold Stone mainly because I can buy one get one free offer with my entertainer app.
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Looking to gain some rewards and a fun time? Become a Santa Claus by dividing your budget (ex: 100AED) into 5 or 10 groups (ex: 20 or 10AED) and make cute little pouches filled with chocolates and candies. Next, you roam around town and hand it over to someone in need. And if you have a friend by your side it is double the fun.
last-minute-valentines-day-hacks-for-single-girls-in-dubai-uae-ajman-spa-tumble-manicure-pedicure-pink4. Spa Day out
What girl doesn’t want perfect nails? A great way to enjoy V-Day is a mani-pedi appointment with your mum. Let’s be real, we all love our spa days. If you are alone, why not opt for a massage instead some great places offer within the bracket of 100 AED.
Mani-pedi: 85 per person in Nayomi Salon
Swedish Massage only for AED 87 with a groupon at Body & Soul Health Club Ajman
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Nothing really beats chilling out in a cool lounge with a ridiculously beautiful view, soft lighting and the refreshing Grape-Mint shisha vibes. Head to Ajman Beach for a variety of great cafes with a touch of traditional Arabic cuisines or if in Dubai, Bertin Bistro offers one of a kind Sheesha flavours.
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Every year I indulge in some luxurious chocolates on V-day because why not? Forget about your diet & NETFLIX AND CHILL with a box of your favourite dessert, maybe Cinnabons or Thai Icecream?
Best Dessert Parlour in Ajman: Yum in Tum, House of Chocolate and Curlberry Arabia
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Spoil your mum this V-day with her favourite cuisine within your budget. Do some much-needed research on zomato to find perfect spots for a mother-daughter date. Recently my mum and I found Chicken Tikka on Ajman Beach which serves amazing Chicken Fajita as Sizzler for AED 30 only.
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Sometimes you can’t make efforts to go out and don’t have the energy to deal with people. Basically, you need an Anti-human VDay solution, get those favourite beauty masks out, a lush bath bomb, warm cup of tea and your favourite book. Spend a good amount of time in your tub with hot water and bubbles all around.
last-minute-valentines-day-hacks-for-single-girls-in-dubai-uae-ajman-girl-driving-car-tumblr-things-to-do-alone-on-valentines-day9. Long Drives with podcasts
For some reason, no one understands why I like taking long drives alone. I can see how from an outsider’s perspective it might seem like a lonely endeavour, but actually a much-needed disconnection from the world. Instead of music, I love listening to podcasts on my way to places. I recommend “Brendon.com” for motivation or “East India Comedy” or “All India Bakchod” for comedy.
Bonus 10: If you feel lonely, why not DM me, we can have a Quick chat.


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9 Mobile Apps We Love (And You Should, Too!)

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Being a content creator is not a job you can turn off at 6 pm, it’s fascinating, highly planned lifestyle, that I’m still getting used to even after one year on field. As a blogger, digital marketing specialist and more so an Instagram addict, I’m 24/7 behind the screen of my laptop or mobile. Yes ! I’m one of those lame girls who bump into you in a mall while reading something on her phone.

“To step on to the success ladder, we all need to bring out that famous #GirlBoss hustle.”

My life is a constant juggle between my mobile phone and agenda. Writing, editing and publishing a blog post can be a daunting task in itself, but when blended with a full-time job and studies, you sometimes feel like an exhausted lifeless baboon. Burden of multitasking often overpowers your productivity.

In this post, we are going to unfold my handy dandy mobile apps list that gives me a power boost to stay ahead in the blogosphere and just makes my daily chores easier while on the go.

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Now, this baby is my latest discovery and a powerful tool for all my Insta fanatics. Planoly helps to plan & schedule your visual Instagram feed days or even months in advance. Why I love this App? One, you upload bulk images and two, the Drag & Drop feature lets you fiddle around your feed just the way you like it before posting.

You can also track and reply to your comments directly from the app. Plus, it has a monthly calendar which shows all your existing and scheduled posts. The free version of this app allows a maximum of 30 posts to be scheduled which it doesn’t post automatically. Quite a bummer. Planoly sends you a push notification at the scheduled time.

Price: Free for 30 posts; AED 32 for unlimed posts.

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My lifelong complaint with Apple.Inc is the level of difficulty when you want to transfer music files from a Windows laptop to an iPhone. And my god, I hate operating iTunes. This is a dream come true app for those who are tired of the entire iTunes mess. Tubidy is an offline alternative free video downloader via Youtube.

It has an inbuilt user-friendly search engine connected to Youtube and Soundcloud, you can watch the videos online to download them for later. The beauty of this app is you can choose the quality to video, to save more memory you can select from 240p and for high quality, you can download in 1080p. Unlike youtube, this app doesn’t shut down the audio when you lock your screen. Hurray!!

Price: Absolutely Free 

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When it comes to my Tv shows, I’m hands down a loyal fan who watches all shows on the same day. This gem has made a permanent place on my iPhone mainly because it tracks all my favourite shows and lets me know on which episode I left off and the dates of upcoming seasons.

Another exciting highlight is the whole community where passionate followers of all different kinds of shows interact with each other, vote on polls and even upload creative memes.

Price: Free !!! 

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Every blogger, YouTuber or Instagram influencer raves about this particular photo editing app because it magically enhances your ordinary snaps to KIM Kardashian’s picture perfect level. Ever see a picture on Instagram and wonder how their skin looks so smooth and eyelashes on fleek? Facetune has a smooth & details option. The former hides all imperfection and the latter highlights all the right places.

Another pretty decent feature is the whiten tool; which doesn’t need any explanation I guess. Great for taking out stubborn yellow tones on white backgrounds & removing small shadows. If you are into black-white-grey insta feed or a selfie lover, this app is a MUST Have.

Price: Only AED 21 

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Every time I need to create a banner for my blog posts or a contest picture for Instagram, I freak out with the different font design, size & colours. It took me hours to finalise a text image. Finally, ENTERS … Typimage a powerful typography generator that beautifully turns your text into amazing typographic designs with zero design skills needed.

There’s is an option to add the text design onto your or web images, solid colour background or just create transparent PNG text images. It is a quick fix to replicate your favourite Youtuber’s thumbnail designs.

Price: Free, but cost around 7 AED to remove the watermark.

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Managing your finances is a pretty darn hectic job but a relatively important one. Believe it or not, I use Coin keeper from the moment I started to earn. A week before my salary is due, I spend the most time with this app in which I segregate my monthly payments in different expenses columns which you can rename and also set a certain monthly budget to spend on so called ‘luxury items’.

Price: Free !!! 

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As a blogger, there are times we have to make our life more exciting for content, YES we all do that. Instead of our regular restaurant & favourite spas, we purposely try out new ones. Entertainer lets you make the best of life in UAE with Ah-mazing offers on anything and everything, you just name it.

How this app works? You buy the yearly package once and you get over 1k Buy one get one free offer for dining, attractions, leisure activities, health & fitness and hotel accommodation across 40 destinations worldwide. I applied for the package just one week back and I have used it on Booba Tea, Tim Hortons, Krispy Kreme, Burger King, Kozma & Kozma Spa.

Price: Free !!! But the packages cost around AED 400. 

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Probably the most popular and used graphic designing site out there by Instagrammers, bloggers, and photographers is Canva, a sleek and powerful app that acts as an alternative to Adobe Illustrator for rookies. A mobile app in conjunction with the site just came up and OH MY GOD, I’m super thrilled.

You do not need to feel as though in order to have great photos on your Social media, you need to learn Photoshop. Canva has an inbuilt collection of separate professional templates for all social media sites according to their dimensions,  which you can easily tweak to your liking. But it’s most than SM posts, you can design highly sophisticated & creative Magazines, invitation cards, flyers, posters and even your Resume with very limited graphic designing skills.

Price: Free !!! 

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Wanna get some work done? Change your procrastination to productivity? Tide is your go-to app. It’s a straightforward and extremely simple app with no unwanted distractions based on the popular time management method, Pomodoro Technique,  Basically, you divide your time into a 25-minutes fully concentrated periods, separated by 5-minutes short breaks. Tide lets you dedicate your time exclusively to one task at a time accompanied by sounds of the natural environment which make it super easy to identify when 25 mins are over and you don’t need to constantly check your phone.

Price: Free and super effective. 

Please don’t think you HAVE to buy these apps, I’m offering my personal opinion to those of you who asked for it. These little babies make my life easy, fun and organised.


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