Mobile Phone has now become a necessary part of ordinary life. How many of you can live without a mobile phone? Can you do without various mobile applications that are making your life easier and comfortable? All your real-life stories have some inkling of mobile-app influence, directly, or indirectly. Ranging from routine activities to your business needs, mobile apps are the facilitators. Education,  Entertainment, Games, Finance, Healthcare, Fashion & Beauty, and your own business, all have respective mobile applications. The valid reason why these apps are existing is the convenience of communication for the end-users. In the UAE, approx. 93% of the population use mobile internet, spending on an average 3 hrs.55 min. per day. Mobile applications are indeed picking momentum in the country. Let’s see some of the top trending mobile applications under varied categories in the UAE.

1. Games

Mobile applications or the apps under the gaming category falls somewhere around 24% of the total mobile apps on a global scale. No doubt, It is also a very popular category in the UAE. Surprised? Don’t. In fact, the time spent on mobile gaming apps is just going to increase in the coming times. We have shortlisted the top trending mobile applications under the ‘games’ category into two parts –  Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, and, Google PlayStore. And then, Each of them is considered under ‘free apps’, ‘paid apps’, ‘top-grossing apps.

Apple App Store for iPhone And iPad

Free (iPhone)Paid(iPhone)Top Grossing (iPhone)Free (iPad)Paid (iPad)
Candy Crush Saga Kepler Attack Rise of Kingdoms Phone case DIY  Bendy and the ink machine  
DOP 2- Delete One part Geometry Dash Homescapes Hello Neighbor  Block earth  
Stacky Dash Heads Up Toon Blast Sniper 3D: Gun Shooting Games  Construction simulator 2014  
Aquapark.io Terraria Candy Crush Saga Cut and Paint  Cat Physics  
My Café – Restaurant game Poly Bridge Zynga Poker-Texas Holdem Candy Crush Saga  My Town Fashion show  

Google PlayStore

FreePaidTop Grossing
Yalla Ludo – Ludo&Domino  Stardew Valley    AFK Arena    
Gardenscapes  ePSXe for Android –   Last Empire – War Z: Strategy  
Truck Simulator 2018 : EuropeFNaF 6: Pizzeria Simulator  RAID: Shadow Legends
Acrylic Nails!NBA 2K20 Golf Clash  
Ludo Zone LiveGrand Theft Auto III eFootball PES 2021  

2. Finance

Mobile applications for the finance category in the UAE have got more popular, especially during pandemic times. People have now become very concerned about their health and safety protocols concerning the COVID crisis. They want contactless payment services, and businesses are also capitalizing on digital tools and technologies like AI, ML, RPA, etc. for business processes and functionalities. Everyone preferring touchless commerce, and digital mobile app services. Let’s see the top trending mobile finance apps in the UAE in the chart below.

Apple App Store for iPhone And iPad

Free (iPhone)Paid(iPhone)Top Grossing (iPhone)Free (iPad)Paid (iPad)
PayPal: Mobile Cash         DataMan – Data Usage Widget   XRP Wallet: Trade & Buy Crypto        IQ Broker – Trading Platform  CalConvert: Pro Calculator $€   
AECB CreditReport  Pennies – Budget and Expenses  CFC Wallet-Buy&Hold&Earn CRADMetaTrader 4Expense Tool
Splitidеa – Simplе аnd Sеcure  HP 12C Platinum CalculatorCurrency Converter PlusFortune City – Expense TrackerSavings Calculator
Kite @ Zerodha   Forex Trade CalculatorBudget Calculator – Personal Financial Planning Money Manager  eToro – Trade Stocks & CryptoOddsTrader
Bitcoin Wallet: buy BTC & BCH  Spendy – Spendings reimaginedBuddy – Easy BudgetingYahoo FinanceNudget: Spending Tracker

Google PlayStore

FreePaidTop Grossing
ExpertOption – Mobile Trading  ETH Cloud Mining   Secure Payment  
IQ Option – Online Investing PlatformMilitary RetirementSeeking Alpha: Stock Market News & Analysis
AECB CreditReportBiticker Pro – Bitcoin Price, RipplePayment Store
CANDI – Mobile Banking App !Market 24h Clock+Money Pro – Personal Finance, Tracker, Budget Tool  
Bajaj Finserv – Instant Loans,Credit Card,EMI CardAll Currency Converter ProiXpenseIt Pro: expense, cashflow, budget tracking

3. Shopping

In the UAE, the increasing availability of so many mobile applications as well as the easy way of shopping online (mere clicks), have been accounted for the top two reasons people love mobile shopping apps. Also, the country ranks as one of the highest penetration rates for mobile phone usage on a global basis. People love exploring shopping online via varied apps for their favorite products under so many categories. They do shopping on varied platforms depending upon their mobile types. Let’s have look below-

Google Play Store

Top Free

  • Banggood – Global leading online shop 
  • Wish – Shopping Made Fun
  •  Lulu Shopping
  • IKEA United Arab Emirates
  • Al Saad Home

Top Paid

  • Redeemer – free promocodes & paid apps sales 
  • Shopping List – ListOn

Top Grossing

  • Super Simple Shopping List
  • AppSales: Paid Apps Gone Free & On Sale
  • Xb Deals: Find New Sales & Track Game Prices
  • Somon Объявления Somon Объявления
  • InAppBiling

Apple App Store for iPhone And iPad

Top Free for iPhone

  • SIVVI Online Shopping سيفي 
  • Centrepoint Online – سنتربوينت
  • ZARA
  • Trendyol – Online Alışveriş
  • Jumia Online Shopping 167

Top Paid for iPhone

  • Autoparts for Toyota
  • Autoparts for Nissan
  • Autoparts for Jeep
  • Autoparts for Suzuki

Top Free for iPad

  • MAF Carrefour Online Shopping 5
  • Centrepoint Online – سنتربوينت
  • H&M – we love fashion MENA
  • Bayut – UAE Property Search
  • Voice Changer, Sound Recorder

Top Paid for iPad

  • MyMinis – For LEGO® Minifigs
  • Dragons Mod for Minecraft PC – Ender Dragon with Game Of Thrones Edition Skins
  • Talking Emoji Pro – Send Video Texting Emoticons using Voice Changer and Dash Emoji Geometry Stick Game
  • SMS Smileys Emoji Sticker PRO

Which Category You Want

Mobile applications are influencing businesses the world over. Irrespective of whether you belong to the category of a Start-Up, SMB, or Enterprise, you got to build your specified mobile apps that’d relate to your customers, clients’ requirements. However, it is not an easy task to decide which category you should go for mobile app development as it has to be compatible with your business type and culture. Also, whether an iOS or Android platform, hybrid, or native app, all depends on their fitment with your business needs. The bottom line is, your mobile app should fetch you profitable business returns. Of course, building your mobile app is an expensive affair, it might cost you between $10,000 and $150,000 approximately. Choose wisely your mobile app development company and plan accordingly. As you have seen in this blog how the apps are trending on varied platforms. Well, these are the top trending mobile applications in the UAE for now, and who knows, you may be the next?!

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