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Best navigation apps for Dubai on Android


When visiting new countries, the question always arises - what is the best navigator to use. Popular services like Google Maps are far from ideal and are not suitable for all users. That's why this article presents alternatives that can be used to navigate around Dubai.

Since users often have problems with the subway - not only navigators, but also Dubai Metro guides are on the list.

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Offline Map of Dubai

"The application is not only a map, but also a guide to the sights. Great for users who are going to visit the country for the first time and do not know where to go. There are not so many places here, and it will be hard to find unpopular places. But marked all the "iconic" places.

The design of maps is similar to Google Maps. Most of the names are in English, but the sights and their descriptions are mostly in English. So people who do not know the language are recommended to download a screen translator.

Map of Dubai has a built-in navigator that allows you to lay a route to the specified location. The route is laid both for pedestrians and motorists.

Before downloading, please note that routes can only be created in online mode. To access offline, you'll need a premium subscription. Its price varies depending on the region._

There are few items in the settings. You can change the language of the application and select the units of measurement - miles or km.

Also a big plus for many users is that there is no need to give a bunch of permissions when installing the application for the first time, enable geolocation etc. Permissions only need to be issued when you are already using the navigation directly.


  • The work in an offline mode;
  • Complete absence of advertising;
  • Minimum of permits;
  • Section with sights, when you click on which appear their miniature photos.

It is also possible to view the sights as a list.


  • Many important paid features.

The authors of the application have and maps of other countries, made in the same style. If you need to download them - you can reduce the map and click on the desired country. You do not even need to go to Google Play.

Download link: Android

Technical requirements:

  • Android version - 6.0 or later
  • Free memory on your device - 253 MB or more

Dubai Metro

Looking at the name, you can understand that the orientation of this application - Dubai Metro. The application is very simple - it displays a detailed subway scheme with the names of the stations, intersections, and also allows you to build routes. It is perfect if you have already chosen a navigator for yourself, but for some reason it does not help you to navigate in the subway so well.

At the first launch you will be offered to download the free or VIP version. A paid subscription frees the user from advertising and provides a few additional features.

The free version has a small advertising banner, which is always located at the bottom when the Internet is on. On the main screen is a subway map, you can generally navigate by it and without geolocation.

You can upload your home and work to your favorite places. This is where the functionality of the app ends. It is quite small and fully justifies its name.

Download link: Android

Technical Requirements:

  • Android version - 8.0 or later
  • Free memory on your device - 52,24 MB or higher

UAE offline map

Good quality navigator, working in offline mode, which greatly saves traffic in roaming.

A map with a very nice, stylized map interface, which allows you to easily navigate in a large city. Signatures, alas, are missing, so you have to look at the shapes of houses. For example, there are no building numbers or names of stores. Although significant places, such as pharmacies and hospitals, are still marked.

There is a function of search by coordinates and measuring the distance with a ruler.

The application is not a navigator and does not show places on request - only maps.


  • Simple and intuitive interface;
  • Design for fans of classic maps.


  • Need to give too many permissions for the map app;
  • Lots of ads. It pops up the first time you run it as an unmissable banner.

Download link: Android

Technical Requirements:

  • Android version - 4.2 or later
  • Free memory on your device - 155 MB or more

Dubai Travel Guide

The most popular application in the above top. Is in demand among the English-speaking audience.

When you first start it, you are offered to download offline maps, or use in online mode. There is also an option to download a version with a wiki assistant, or just classic maps. The design of the maps is the same as Google Maps.

There aren't many features in the app. You can add places to favorites, find a place by coordinates. There is no built-in navigator - that is, to lay a route from point "A" to point "B" is not possible.

In the Wikipedia section in the upper right corner you can find a list of interesting places. In addition to points of interest, you can find there links to canteens and restaurants and their reference numbers. But you will not see their positions on the map. Photos are also not attached.

Download link: Android

Technical Requirements:

  • Android version 6.0 or later
  • Free memory on your device - 175 MB or more

Dubai Metro Map

The maximum simple, primitive application, which is a picture of the Dubai Metro map. This is a subway scheme in good quality, with the names of the stations and intersections in English.

Suitable for the user who, for whatever reason, could not find the subway map in the public domain.

The application is not interactive! That is, you can not click anywhere, no buttons do not work. The one provided in the screenshot is the entire functionality of Dubai Metro Map. There are no settings, no routes and no geolocation.

Download link: Android

Technical requirements:

  • Android version - 4.1 or later
  • Free memory on your device - 12MB or more

Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.