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This APP transforms the way you buy groceries in the most efficient way

Living in Dubai, you’re most probably wondering how time flies here, wishing to squeeze in extra minutes to run your errands; If you have a smartphone things could change.

 

Introducing: el Grocer

A mobile app that lets you order conveniently from your neighborhood’s grocery stores, whether at home or at work, making the hassle and queue a thing of the past.

What we really like is that your order gets delivered accurately in less than an hour, with free delivery and no hidden fees.

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Scroll down for an extra AED10 off 😉

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What makes it stand out

The app is pretty easy to figure out and use, they cover thousands of products in all categories over Dubai’s hoods. They regularly offer discounts on featured items or promo codes to give back to their customers.

And in case you weren’t paying attention before, they pledge to never charge you a dime, you pay the same bill as if you’re shopping in person, plus a free delivery.

 

Reasons to use it

Are you having a busy day at work? Do you find your items too heavy to carry home? Do you constantly crave late night ice-cream? Maybe you tend to forget to buy all your items from your major supermarket visits? Or do you simply enjoy the convenience technology brings?

These are some of the reasons el Grocer is a must have on your smartphone!

 

How to use it

1. Login
2. Pin your location with the easy to use map feature
3. Browse or search for your products and brands
4. Preview your basket, add more (or check out)
5. Enter your address & contact details, boom… Done

A cool feature you might find useful: Reorder previous baskets within 3 taps.

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Get an additional 10AED off your bill using the promo code ‘HOODI’ – valid until April 20th, 2017.

 

Available on your Android and iPhone

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General

Game of Hoods

The very first competition of its kind is happening in Dubai right now until Feb 28th

 

When was the last time you were part of a competition and the entire neighborhood residents came out winners? Yes, EVERYONE!


Game of Hoods is out to find the most collaborative neighborhood in Dubai, which will be awarded the title of Dubai’s Premier Hood. And when your neighborhood wins, you win!

Here’s how: The neighborhood that gets the most votes from its residents comes out the winner. And EVERYONE who voted for the winning neighborhood takes away prizes worth AED600! No draws, no chance – pure COLLABORATION!

 

Meet the Prize Sponsors (see prizes below)

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How to Participate

1. Download Hoodi.
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2. Join your Neighborhood.
3. Click on ‘Approve’ in the voting section as displayed below.

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Rules & Guidelines

Starts: 1 Feb 2017  Ends: 28 Feb 2017
Winners: ALL participants who voted for the winning neighborhood
Announcement: The winners will be announced on the 1st of March 2017, through social media, emails and in-app.
Why: The competition is designed to encourage neighbors to come together as a community, a factor that is often overlooked in Dubai owing to its mixed demographics.

For you to win in the Game of Hoods, get as many folks in your neighborhood to vote with you. You work as a community, you WIN as a community! Plus, that’s a great ice breaker while waiting for the elevator 😜


And that sums up Hoodi’s mission

Hoodi offers a private and secure environment where neighbors can share insights and happenings, get help and recommendations, buy and sell conveniently, socialize and explore the neighborhood. You’ll be surprised how collaborative and friendly communities have become!

Don’t believe us? Check your neighborhood for yourself.

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Within weeks, you’ll also have access to an extensive neighborhood directory, as well as listings of events happening around you. Find out more here.


🎁 Now, Let’s count all the LOVE ❤️

 

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Valid for All Participants: Get AED 45 off on your very first ride with Careem. Also, get 15% off (max discount of AED 20) on the two successive rides.

**Valid between 1-28 February, For NOW and LATER bookings

Get Your Promo Code for this offer instantly when you vote for your hood.

Exclusive for Winners: Get additional Top-up of AED 20


TalabatFood ordering, simplified

Get AED 50 off when you order food via Talabat

**One time use only & valid only for online payments; cannot be applied to restaurants’ delivery charges, restaurants’ minimum delivery charge applies; Minimum order amount for AED 50  vouchers is AED 51.

el GrocerMobile Grocery Delivery Marketplace

Get AED 30 off your grocery shopping bills when you order using el Grocer


Fabogo: Get Fab in a Click

Get a minimum discount of AED 50 when you book your spa & salon appointments using Fabogo.

**Minimum charges and locations may apply

HeyDoc! : How am I doing?

Get 2 Free Consultations with any doc on HeyDoc!


Beam WalletLose your Wallet? Pay with Beam

Get AED 25 worth of Beam Rewards (besides the AED 25 Sign Up Reward)!
**The reward will be unlocked on the first transaction with Beam & can be redeemed at any Beam partnering brand. The value of the reward cannot be exchanged for cash or other payment forms.

Just MopThere’s no place like a clean home

Get AED 40 OFF on your first booking! On the successive bookings get 40%, 30% & 20% off in the respective order of bookings.


It’s time for you to show some love. Vote for your Neighborhood NOW and start redeeming gift vouchers instantly!

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General

The APPsolute must have Apps if you live in Dubai

Update: Read the updated version of this post here.

We’ve screened, tried, and tested hundreds of Dubai’s local apps, all in essential categories affecting our daily lives to come up with this top-notch selection. EACH of these 9 apps will help you with your daily routines while saving you time and money.

 

Here we go, in no particular order of awesomeness.

HoodiMake the most out of your Neighborhood

Ever got the feeling that you’re disconnected while living in Dubai? Well, things are changing rapidly and we have the ultimate solution for you. With Hoodi in town, you now have a secure and private place to make the most out of your neighborhood. Don’t believe us? check your neighborhood for yourself:

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Hoodis are redefining neighborhood communication. They’re sharing insights and happenings, socializing, collaborating, offering help and getting recommendations, buying and selling conveniently – It’s becoming such a friendly community! Within weeks, you’ll also have access to nearby events and to an extensive neighborhood directory. Find out more here.

“Love it! Great idea and my neighborhood is so lovely” Alphonse Semaan

Explore your neighborhood from the palm of your hand!

Available on your Android and iPhone


Beam WalletLose your Wallet? Pay with Beam

How hassle-free can life really get?

Beam, the leading mobile wallet app in the UAE, allows you to pay and get rewarded at your favorite brands all on your phone. No more fumbling for change, exposing credit card PINS or inconvenient bulky wallets.

The app’s secure payment technology lets you pay for your groceries, fuel, dinner, coffee and more with your phone at Carrefour, ENOC, Costa Coffee, VOX Cinemas, ALDO and hundreds of other brands.

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Simply tap and go at Beam terminals in stores, supermarkets and cafes, pay for fuel without leaving your car, and dine and tip all from your phone.

And there’re more good things coming your way! When you pay using Beam, you get rewarded for every purchase. Spot your favorite brands on the Beam app and give it a try.

“I use it all the time after my jogging to grab a coffee at Costa in the Marina, really convenient as you only need to carry your phone!” Fahdbae

So, are you Beaming yet?

Available on your Android and iPhone


 TalabatFood ordering, simplified

Can you have your cake and eat it, without any ordering hassles? Well, now you definitely can!

Talabat is the GCC’s biggest online food ordering service, housing a wide variety of cuisines from recognized international and local restaurants. No matter what type of food you’re craving, you will find it on Talabat.

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The online food ordering pioneer enables fast, fresh, ordering via the website and mobile app. Customers can browse through an extensive selection of restaurants and view the restaurants’ menus. They can then choose their preferred meal, confirm with a click, pay instantly (or cash-on-delivery) and get their favorite dish delivered to their doorstep.

And it gets better. Talabat constantly runs exclusive deals with some of its partner restaurants. There’s even a section in the app called ‘Offers’ dedicated to highlighting deals such as these. With Talabat, ordering food has never been simpler.

“Easy to use and order. This is the type of application that we require. Their customer service is really good and they call the restaurants right away in case of any issues Bashir Ashiup

Unbelievable Treats from Talabat!! Get 50% off on your first order from Talabat! Use Voucher Code: “HOODI50” at the checkout and redeem your discount (Maximum discount will be AED 150). Valid from Jan 26 till Feb 28

Hungry? Order now!

Available on your Android and iPhone


 Fabogo: Get fab in a click

How would you like to stay fabulous when you’re juggling between many things and are on a budget?

Fabogo is your go-to app for discovering the best salons, spas and fitness venues close to you. You can choose a spa or salon based on its rating and browse through crazy offers before you make your pick. You can also review venues once you avail the services!

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A Must download! Very well made app, good venues and nice offers! Thanks to Fabogo, I now have an app for all my beauty and fitness needs. One click and I’m sorted for my salon and spa trips!”
– Saima Malik

Ready to get pampered? What are you waiting for! Make your booking now on Fabogo.

Available on your Android and iPhone


el Grocer: Mobile Grocery Delivery Marketplace

In our extremely busy lives where 24 hrs are not enough in a day, it’s important to adopt smart practices that will give you time to do things that really matter. With el Grocer, the hassle of grocery shopping is a thing of the past.

You can now order grocery from your nearby shops through the el Grocer app for the same price, and get your order delivered home, free of charge!

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“Saved my time and money. Great app!” Kashif Hameed

Say goodbye to old-school grocery shopping!

Time for some Goodies: Shop with el Grocer and get items worth AED 20 for free when you use Promo code “hoodi”. Valid until Feb 9th, 2017

Download el Grocer app and start shopping!

Available on your Android and iPhone


Careem: Yalla, let’s go

The region’s favorite car booking app gives you the ultimate flexibility. Gone are the days when you had to stay on the phone line for 20 minutes to book a taxi. The revolutionary car booking app makes the process a lot smoother and interactive (and cooler!). It really is the better way to get around.

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The customization options Careem gives you alone are laudable! The app lets you choose from the different car categories (Economy, Business, Careem, Kids, MAX), select your payment method (card or cash), it then automatically locates your destination using your GPS settings (you can of course input a different location if you wish to be picked up from another place).

And the best part? You don’t have to tap your feet in impatience anymore as you wait for your car. You can quite literally see where your Captain is on your map and know precisely when he will reach you!

“Anytime anywhere pick up and drop, good cars and drivers..i just loved it” Hisham Haneef

Here’re all the more reasons to love Careem! Use Promo Code “HOODI45” and get AED 45 off your first ride. (For new users only. Valid from 1st – 28th February. Available for NOW and LATER bookings. Maximum discount 45 AED)

To get 15% off the next 2 rides, use Promo Code “HOODI15” (Valid from 1st – 28th February. Available for NOW and LATER bookings. Maximum discount 20 AED)

What are you waiting for? Book your ride with Careem NOW!

Available on your Android and iPhone 


The PartyUp: Where’s your social life taking you?

UAE’s first social calendaring and events application helps you plan your social life! The PartyUp is all about letting you unwind at a Restaurant, Bar, Lounge or Nightclub that matches your interests, giving you access to countless events, food & beverages discounts and venue details for FREE.

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The recently launched intuitive RESERVE button allows users to reserve their vouchers before heading out. Once you arrive at the venue you can simply redeem them

“Looking for something like this for a long time. Best app to find out happy hours n ladies nights in town” Aashish Pai

So, got plans for the weekend? Book your seats on the PartyUp NOW!

Available on your Android and iPhone


Justmop: There’s no place like a clean home

Justmop connects individuals looking for house and office cleaning services with well-trained & pre-screened professionals. Being the first online on-demand cleaning platform in the region, Justmop lets you book a cleaning session within 60 seconds through its website, iOS and Android apps.

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You can download the app for free on iOS or Android and choose how often you’d like to get your place cleaned in a week. Alternatively, you can book a one-off cleaning service followed by imminent confirmation. Once you book your cleaning session, your trusted crew member from a Justmop.com partner arrives at your place at the specified time. It’s really that simple and hassle-free. Just sit back and enjoy your clean house and figure out how to use those extra hours you got back!

“I ordered Justmop in the last week of ramadan and all my friends visiting on Eid were curious as to how a bachelor pad could be so clean” Mufaddal Yamani

It’s Treat Time: Get AED 40 OFF when you book your first service with Justmop! Book your appointment today! Use Voucher Code: “HoodiMops” at the checkout and redeem your discount.

Available on your Android and iPhone


HeyDoc!: How am I doing?

This revolutionary telemedicine health app is just what we all need in our lives!

The award-winning app allows patients with non-urgent cases to search and connect with the right medical consultants based anywhere in the world and get medical advice, a second opinion or follow-ups. Once you sign in with the app, you will have access to a network of highly qualified doctors and receive private, round-the-clock medical advice from the convenience of your home.

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HeyDoc’s committed to producing a global digital healthcare platform that serves and facilitates healthcare related needs of all individuals to enhance the quality of life.

“Very Helpful” Zain Kazi

And here’s the great news: The very first advisory on HeyDoc! is absolutely FREE of charge!

HeyDoc! Every Doctor, a Tap Away.

Available on your Android and iPhone


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Events General

Believe it or Not! The Insane list of Events happening in Dubai this Jan!

The best things in life are free. Join Hoodi, your Neighborhood’s free Social Network and make the most of your local world!

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1. Dubai Marathon 2017

The world’s richest Marathon is returning to Dubai for the 13th year with this year’s event expected to see more than 30,000 runners compete for 42.195km full marathon, 10km and 4km run. The prize money of US$250,000 is one of the biggest across the world.

  • Type: Paid Participation
  • When: Jan 20 2017
  • Starts at: King Salman bin Abdulaziz AlSaud Street (42.195 & 10km) & Al Wasl Road (4km)

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2. Street Runways

Watch Dubai streets become runways for high-street fashion during this month in multiple destinations.

  • Type: Free Event
  • When & Where: The Beach – 5 Jan 2017; Gold Souq – 21 Jan 2017; City Walk – 25 Jan 2017

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3. Dubai Shopping Festival

Starting with unbelievable offers and promotions in Malls, exhibiting exotic Arts & Crafts, Dance & Music performance, Street shows, Mega Raffle draws, the Shopping festival is designed to enrich the lives of folks in Dubai and kick start the year ahead.

  • Type: Free Event
  • When: 26 Dec 2016 – 28 Jan 2017
  • Where: Across Dubai

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4. Dubai World Cup Carnival

As Dubai’s horse racing season continues, the noblest horses and talented jockeys from around the world can be seen competing at the world-class Meydan racetracks! It’s a great day to spend with family and friends cheering for your favorite horse, and you can easily spend the day there considering the place has a variety of dining outlets as well!

  • Type: Free Entry
  • When: 12 Jan, 14 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan 2017
  • Where: Meydan Racecourse

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5. Carpet & Art Oasis 

A mesmerizing, exotic and rare collection of handcrafted carpets from Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, China, India, Kashmir, Pakistan and Afghanistan are showcased along with antique souvenirs and art pieces. A brush with culture and history always helps you connect better to different lands.

  • Type: Free Entry
  • When: 28 Dec 2016 – 15 Jan 2017
  • Where: Dubai World Trade Center

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6. DP Dragon Boat Festival 

One of the first events to take place in the newly opened Dubai water canal, the dragon boat festival is a thrilling, high-action sport with 20 member team paddling in slim vessels with dragon heads to victory.

School & University team, Corporates all are welcome to participate in the Dragon boat festival.

  • Type: Free Entry for Viewers, Paid for Participants
  • When: 27 Jan – 28 Jan 2017
  • Where: Dubai Water Canal

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Find out about events happening in your locality, login to Hoodi and get information directly from your neighborhood.

 

7. Cairo Sound Music Festival

What happens when world music is wrapped in traditional Egyptian music style? A mesmerizing night follows!

Be part of an unforgettable journey with Egyptian artists Cairokee, Sharmoofers, Massar Egbari, Khaled Hussein and Moustafa Ghazal playing jazz, reggae, rock and house in their distinctive traditional style.

  • Type: Ticketed Event
  • When: 13 Jan 2017
  • Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

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8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Here’s an adorable Puppet Show for Dubai’s young audience!

Adapted from the Eric Carle’s children’s bestseller ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the classic story is now appearing onstage, conveyed through an adorable cast of puppets. The show features four of Eric Carle’s famous stories: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  • Type: Ticketed Event
  • When: 13 Jan – 15 Jan 2017
  • Where: Centrepoint Theatre

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9. Dubai Camel Race

One of the best ways to experience the Emirate’s heritage and culture is by witnessing the Camel race, the region’s most famed sporting event! The event takes place twice daily on every weekend from December to February 2017.

  • Type: Free General Admission
  • When: 20 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 29 Jan 2017
  • Where: Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack

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10. CATS

The very popular musical that has been honored with 2 Grammys and 7 Tony Awards and has enchanted 73 million people in more than 300 cities in the world is making its debut in Dubai at the Dubai Opera.

Adapted from ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by TS Eliot, the musical tells the story of the Jellicle Cats and the adventures they face while assembling for the Jellicle Ball. Featuring an award-winning musical score, and enchanting set designs, costume and outstanding choreography, the show is set to be a highlight of Dubai’s opera line-up for 2017.

  • Type: Ticketed Event
  • When: 16 Jan – 28 Jan 2017
  • Where: Dubai Opera

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11. Dubai Iron man 70.3

There are few events like the Ironman that really tests a person’s strength and endurance level.

The race consisting of Swimming, Cycling and Running requires extensive practice.

The Dubai Ironman 70.3 will begin at the Burj Al Arab hotel and conclude at the Jumeriah beach. This year’s race is even more attractive as it provides 35 qualifying slots to the Ironman 70.3 World championship.

This would be a day well spent even if you are among the general public attending simply to cheer the athletes.

  • Type: TBA
  • When: 27 Jan 2017
  • Where: Jumeirah Beach

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12. Etihad Museum

The new museum in Dubai has been opened to the public on Jan 7, 2017, in an effort to showcase the history and formation of this highly futuristic Emirate. The building design was inspired by the shape of a manuscript, with the seven columns symbolizing the pens used to sign the Union agreement.

  • Type: Ticketed Entry
  • Where: Junction of Jumeirah Beach and 2nd of December Street

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13. Wasla Music Festival

The music festival will feature both established and rising talents in Arabic music, including local and regional artists from Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, U.A.E. and Egypt.

The full day of concerts will see diverse music genres from the dynamic Middle Eastern music scene. A variety of delicious eats will complete the experience, making this a day in the park you do not want to miss.

  • Type: Ticketed Event
  • When: 20 Jan – 21 Jan 2017
  • Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

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14. The Mclaren Cup

The 8th edition of the McLaren Cup, considered as one of the premier Polo tournaments worldwide sets the tone for Dubai’s 2017 Polo Gold cup series.

The first tournament under the McLaren Cup is an 18-goal handicap tournament. The event is set to attract high-profile VIPs, society figures and senior corporate executives who enjoy not only the polo match but also the variety of high-class entertainment, including international DJs and a showcase of McLaren luxury sports cars.

  • Type: Free Entry (with car parking charges)
  • When: 20 Jan – 3 Feb 2017
  • Where: Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club

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15. The Bellamy Brothers 

As part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, the American country music duo Howard and David Bellamy will be performing for the first time in front of the Dubai audience.

The duo holds the record of fourteen No. 1 singles in the USA among many other nominations and awards.

  • Type: Ticketed Event
  • When: 20 Jan 2017
  • Where: Emirates Golf Club

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16. The Dubai Tour

If you are a biker and loves challenges, here’s one for you:

The greatest cycling race is back in Dubai, better and tougher than ever before! Comprised of 5 stages, the challenge is to complete 865km. Get prepared to get your limits tested!

  • Type: Free Event
  • When: 31 Jan – 4 Feb 2017
  • Where: Dubai International Marine Club

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17. Bollywood Hungama

No bigger stress busters than a night of hearty laughter and full-blown entertainment. The Stand-up comedy, Music & Dance Performances, Talk shows and other activities are guaranteed to give you a relaxing and enjoyable evening.

  • Type: Ticketed Event
  • When: 20 Jan 2017
  • Where: Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium

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18. The Sandstorm Marmoom Challenge

Would you like to test your endurance and fitness level? The Sandstorm Marmoom endurance and obstacle race is set in a desert environment where you’d be crossing rocks, sand, water, mud as you work towards completing the challenge.

You could choose the 5km or 10km option. We bet this would bring out facets of your personality that was previously unknown to you.

  • Type: Ticketed Event
  • When: 27 Jan 2017
  • Where: Al Qudra

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Want to know what else is happening in Dubai? Join your Hood on your iPhone and Android

 

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General Neighborhoods

What makes the Meadows, Springs & Lakes the most fascinating neighborhoods in Dubai?

Few communities can provide what the neighborhood of Meadows, Springs & Lakes have to offer – the best of both worlds. It’s the perfect place to live if you want to get away from the bustle of city life but needs to have easy access to the city. Hugely popular for its spacious villas, townhouses, and the plentiful outdoor space, the neighborhoods are an abode for big and small families that believe in close-knit community living.

 

So, what makes these hoods so conducive for living? Let’s find out.

 

1. Peace..all the way!

The neighborhoods in Meadows, Springs & Lakes paint a picture that is in stark contrast to the fast-paced, noisy life in the city. The very air is filled with a calmness and peace that is highly addictive but most importantly, it nurtures and positively impacts family life.

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2. Shakespeare & Co.

Designed around an elegant regal concept, Shakespeare & Co. Cafe Restaurant offers the warmth and comfort of your home while serving great food. The patisserie selection here is to die for! (you can order their patisserie also through their Online Shop)

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3. Hoodi

With Hoodi in The Meadows, Lakes & Springs and the rest of Dubai’s neighborhoods, you can now make the most out of your community and get to know what’s happening around you from the comfort of your home.

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Your neighbors are already sharing insights and happenings, socializing, collaborating, buying and selling on Hoodi – It’s become such a friendly community!

Don’t believe us? Find out what’s happening in your neighborhood for yourself!

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4. Watch Outdoor Cinema, every Tuesday evening

The British bistro Reform Social & Grill offers the perfect movie night on Tuesday evenings when it transforms its outdoor courtyard into an open theater. From classics, rom-coms to themed screenplays, it completes the experiences with soft lights, lounges, blankets all to be enjoyed over popcorn and drinks.
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5. Play Golf, all day every day!

Can life get any better when you have a Golf course at your doorstep? The place is any golf enthusiast’s dream with the Emirates Golf Club and Montgomerie Golf Course at close proximity to the community.

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6. The Town Centre

The Town Center located between the Meadow and Springs is where you will find everything you need (from groceries, spas, cafés to gyms) and probably bump into a lot of neighbors.

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7. Indoor Sports Facilities

And for major fun, there’s the SportZone at Fitness First which offers indoor facilities for basketball, tennis, badminton, cricket and more. Lakes Club, the popular health club at Lakes, also offers swimming pool, squash, and tennis courts.

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8. Great news for bird watching enthusiasts!

Emirates Golf Club is not just a golfer’s paradise, it’s a big attraction for the bird-watching enthusiasts who hope to spot some unique species in Dubai.

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9. A heaven for your four-legged friends

Not only are your furry family members welcome at the Meadows, Springs & Lakes, the neighborhood features spacious indoor and outdoor spaces and walkways for the pets to stroll around. There’s also numerous pet shops and veterinary clinics also present in the vicinity, creating a truly optimal environment for pets.

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10. Swimming classes for toddlers

The Fitness Firsts in the area are quite amazing, all three offers swimming lessons for babies and toddlers.

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11. The epic view of the Dubai skyline

If you want to enjoy the view of the glorious skyline of Dubai from a quiet place, here’s the place to be. The Meadows neighborhood offers a postcard-picture view of Dubai’s skyline.

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12. Practice Yoga

If the peace and calmness surrounding the hood do not quite do the job, there is the Zen Yoga Center that helps you achieve overall well-being. Apart from Yoga and Pilates, they practice the Tibetan bowl tapping, to create peaceful sound waves.

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There are more reasons than ever to get active in your neighborhood! Join your community today on Hoodi!

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Your Dubai Neighbors are Giving Away FREE items

YEP Free items! Check the screenshot below with the story, or download Hoodi and see for yourself!

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Ever wondered what to do with that TV sitting there in the corner after you got a new one?

Duh! You’ll probably go post it on *that* classified site.
Wait for a week, post it again on 5 different sites and give it another week…
Still nothing! Go again to these sites, remember (or probably reset) your passwords, edit the description, post a better image, and while still there reduce the price since no one seems interested 😐

2 weeks later someone is calling! They’re calling you about the TV, they WANT IT!!!
They’re negotiating. They’ll pay half the price.
You’re hesitant but also desperate, so you just agree…
They tell you they live 80Kms away and have 2 kids and prefer if you can deliver it or handle the shipping process…

You tell them that the TV is not for sale anymore.

You do what you should have done in the first place, you go to Hoodi and post it for Free so that your neighbors can benefit from an item you don’t need anymore. You can still sell it if you insist 🙂

 

The screenshot is from a live version, happening right now. In the last 3 months, there was around 50 items posted for Free in different neighborhoods – the average transaction time for free items is about 30 mins to 1 hour!

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That is just the tip of the iceberg, Hoodi is all about helping you making the most out of your neighborhood. You can read here how Hoodi is changing the way neighbors interact, and how you access information related to your neighborhood, from the palm of your hand or check below some of the features.

Available for you today in all of Dubai’s neighborhoods on your Android and iPhone

 

Key features:

1. Stay up to date

From parties to language classes, being a member means that you will always be informed of all of the happenings in your hood and building. Plus, Hoodi allows you to share stories and experiences relevant to you with people you may otherwise have never had the privilege of meeting.

 

2. Connect and collaborate

Living away from your family? New in town? Join Hoodi to reach out to your community for anything from advice about the area to finding your next sports partner or even a trustworthy babysitter. You’ll feel at home in no time!

 

3. Buy & Sell conveniently

Your unwanted items could be just what someone else in your neighborhood is searching for. With the “Bazaar”, it couldn’t be easier to find the things that you want and sell what you don’t all conveniently within your Hood. We’ve even seen such a rise in the number of free giveaways that we’ve created a filter for it – that’s the spirit!

 

4. Join like-minded folks

Because knocking on all the doors in the building to meet your neighbors can be a bit tiresome, Hoodi brings them all just a few clicks away. By joining the Circles, you can sit back and relax while magically building connections with people who live close by and share your interests.

 

5. FREE, Private and Secure

If you’re worried about making connections online, we can put your mind at ease. Here at Hoodi, your safety is important to us, which is why we take the time to verify that people are who they say they are.We also respect your privacy and will never give out any personal information without your consent.

So really, what excuse do you have not to download now?

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Guess Which Neighborhood is the Friendliest in Dubai

Ever got the feeling that you’re disconnected while living in Dubai? Well, things are changing radically and rapidly and we have the ultimate solution for you.

With Hoodi in town, people now have a secure and private place to make the most out of their neighborhood. Don’t believe us? check your neighborhood for yourself:

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The Neighborhood of the month: JLT, Jumeirah Lake Towers.

With over a 1000 members, JLT hoodis are redefining neighborhood communication. They’re sharing insights and happenings, socializing, collaborating, buying and selling conveniently – It’s becoming such a friendly community!

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But hey, don’t get us wrong. It’s true that JLT over-achieved this month, and your neighborhood is definitely on its way – Hoodi is changing how neighbors interact, and how you access information related to your neighborhood, from the palm of your hand and is available for you today in all of Dubai’s neighborhoods.

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So how Hoodi can help you become a better and a happier neighbor?

 

1. Stay up to date

From parties to language classes, being a member means that you will always be informed of all of the happenings in your hood and building. Plus, Hoodi allows you to share stories and experiences relevant to you with people you may otherwise have never had the privilege of meeting.

 

2. Connect and collaborate

Living away from your family? New in town?Join Hoodi to reach out to your community for anything from advice about the area to finding your next sports partner or even a trustworthy babysitter. You’ll feel at home in no time!

 

3. Buy & Sell conveniently

Your unwanted items could be just what someone else in your neighborhood is searching for. With the “Bazaar”, it couldn’t be easier to find the things that you want and sell what you don’t all conveniently within your Hood. We’ve even seen such a rise in the number of free giveaways that we’ve created a filter for it – that’s the spirit!

 

4. Join like-minded folks

Because knocking on all the doors in the building to meet your neighbors can be a bit tiresome, Hoodi brings them all just a few clicks away. By joining the Circles, you can sit back and relax while magically building connections with people who live close by and share your interests.

 

5. FREE, Private and Secure

If you’re worried about making connections online, we can put your mind at ease. Here at Hoodi, your safety is important to us, which is why we take the time to verify that people are who they say they are.We also respect your privacy and will never give out any personal information without your consent.

Most importantly, all of this is FREE – really, what excuse do you have not to download now?

Available on your Android and iPhone

 

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5 Reasons Why Your Neighbors Are Using Hoodi

Hoodi, the neighborhood private social network, already thriving in over 100 neighborhoods across Dubai, is bringing communities closer together in a way that the city has never seen. Haven’t joined yet? Here are 5 reasons why you should:

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1. Stay up to date

From parties to language classes, being a member means that you will always be informed of all of the happenings in your hood and building. Plus, Hoodi allows you to share stories and experiences relevant to you with people you may otherwise have never had the privilege of meeting.

 

2. Connect and collaborate

Living away from your family? New in town?Join Hoodi to reach out to your community for anything from advice about the area to finding your next sports partner or even a trustworthy babysitter. You’ll feel at home in no time!

 

3. Buy & Sell conveniently

Your unwanted items could be just what someone else in your neighborhood is searching for. With the “Bazaar”, it couldn’t be easier to find the things that you want and sell what you don’t all conveniently within your Hood. We’ve even seen such a rise in the number of free giveaways that we’ve created a filter for it – that’s the spirit!

 

4. Join like-minded folks

Because knocking on all the doors in the building to meet your neighbors can be a bit tiresome, Hoodi brings them all just a few clicks away. By joining the Circles, you can sit back and relax while magically building connections with people who live close by and share your interests.

 

5. FREE, Private and Secure

If you’re worried about making connections online, we can put your mind at ease. Here at Hoodi, your safety is important to us, which is why we take the time to verify that people are who they say they are. We also respect your privacy and will never give out any personal information without your consent.

Most importantly, all of this is FREE – really, what excuse do you have not to download now?

Available for your Android and iPhone

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