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7 must-have user-friendly business mobile apps you need while travelling

GCC travellers on business trips are keen to make sure their journeys are as profitable and efficient as possible.

Your mobile is not just for personal use, but also an amazing business tool that allows you to make your work travel plans simpler, hassle free and rewarding.

Even before you pack up, you need to think and plan ahead to what awaits you and to what you’re leaving behind.

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It’s no surprise that Google Search, Google Drive and Google Maps are the most used apps in the world. In 2016, Google’s total revenues were $89.5bn, according to research by Statista, which said in November 2016 that Google was ranked first amongst the most visited multi-platform web properties in the United States with 246 million U.S. unique visitors and a market share of 63.4 percent among the leading U.S. search engine providers

Google Maps gets you to your destination’s doorsteps, and Google Drive lets you keep your work in one place with options to share documents with others. Google Play can be used when taking some time out, and Google translate is useful in foreign countries.

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GateGuru is the first door-to-door solution for travelers on their travel day. The Home screen will display current and future journeys. JourneyCard gives you a detailed itinerary and keeps you posted in real-time on any updates to your itinerary, such as security wait times, flight delays, gate changes or layover time adjustments. AirportCard provides airport information and quick access to amenity information, maps, weather forecasts, airport tips, car rental and much more.


Skype is enduring the assault from all wannabe free chat app and is still one of the most popular free call apps out there. It has no device preference, configuring its presence no matter where you are and giving you options to text, call, and add video, free to you and other people who use it. If you’re troubleshooting or setting key launch dates for your business, a video conference at an altitude or at sea level are enough to lift your business off the ground again and in no time.

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This burgeoning mobility service provider was estimated by The Economist in May 2017 as having operations in 53 cities in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. It was valued as of 2017 at roughly $1bn. This hail a cab service gives clients the option of rating and tipping their drivers in a few clicks. It offers accurate pick up and drop off location systems and seamless experience. Calculate your trip ahead with the Fare Calculator.

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Every month, more than 120 million visitors use trivago to search and compare hotel prices. After years of testing, iteration and development, trivago has developed into a powerful global brand. Using fast and intuitive search functions, you can see 1.8 million hotels in more than 190 countries, with different prices to compare.


You don’t need to be a frequent flier to access exclusive lounges anymore. LoungeBuddy allows you to view and book entry into participating lounges across the world for a one-time charge, which starts at $25. LoungeBuddy promises you airport lounges, in which you can freshen up, take a quick shower or treat the family with all inclusive amenities while the kids play in safe places.


Your hotel gym may have the dumbbells and Stair Masters, but no way for you to maintain your routine, exactly the way you like it.

FitNotes lets you do what you do by simply offering to keep a log of it. It’s a free app that features no advertising, includes an exercise database to help you categorize your workouts properly, a workout log so you can keep track of what you’re doing. It also allows you to create custom routines and workouts tailored to yourself.