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  • Apr 06, 2020

Top Grocery Apps in UAE to Order from During Lockdown

In public health, honesty is worth a lot more than hope. So, let’s be clear. As it is evident that this viral disease called COVID-19 will continue to spread around the world, you can’t just leave everything to the government. All the nations-big and small, are taking every possible measure to beat the storm. With the recent extended lockdown in UAE, there is some responsibility on your part as well i.e. to follow the rules. In some countries these efforts are proving futile because of the callous attitude of the public. Well, this is not the case in the UAE. If practicing social distancing can help cure this disease, then why not? You can work from home and now, even order all your groceries from your home using your phone. If you are concerned about buying food items, then keep reading this article to find the most important grocery apps that will give you everything at your doorsteps.

Instashop Dubai

Dubai’s homegrown app, Instashop, is rapidly becoming the most favorite grocery app among the people. The app takes pride in 30,000 active users across Apple and Android handsets. Launched in 2015, this grocery delivery app which was once confined to Dubai Marina has now spread its roots in most of the Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Recently, before the virus, a lot of people were showing interest in apartments for rent in Dubai Marina. For those of you who moved in, please stay inside and use Instashop to order everything online.

El Grocer

El Grocer, another middleman app, allows you to choose your goods from your nearest partner supermarket. Your order will deliver within one hour, depending on availability. While there are no delivery charges, the app will get a commission on any goods you buy. This app is also available in the Arabic language, thus catering to the needs of the millions around the city. Moreover, the app also contains an option of ‘personal aisle’ which contains the list of your previous orders to ease your accessibility. People living in areas such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, and Raz Al Khaimah can easily buy items by using this app.

LuLu Hypermarket

Another famous hypermarket in UAE, Lulu offers a comfortable buying experience with a wide range of fresh food products and dairy items. The essential features present in this app allows you to find grocery items and household stuff instantly. After revealing the impact of coronavirus on the real estate, the emirate is strengthening its online system and because of lockdown, all the apps are upgrading their service. As people are finding it hard to buy groceries, Lulu is not going to leave you helpless in the middle of the crisis. As the supermarkets and hypermarkets spread across the emirate, so are the services of Lulu. Give it a try and you will come to know about the services that this app provides.


Carrefour is a famous supermarket group in Dubai that has an app named MAF Carrefour. This app allows you to shop for groceries from a wide variety of stores. It has a range of items to offer to its customers. Moreover, with multiple stores spread across the city, this app guarantees reasonable prices without compromising quality. People living in areas such as Ajman, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah considered this the most trusted retail brand.


This is an app for the people who frequently purchase vegetables and fruits. From Kibsons, you can offer products around the world, most notably organic ones. The app is popular for delivering fresh fruits and vegetables and guarantees free replacements within 24 hours if there is a problem in quality. Sounds great, right? So, why wait? Install this to explore multiple options. Apart from buying regular grocery items, you can also buy raw nuts, healthy drinks, as well as specific meal-prep ingredients.

The rules are made for the safety of the public. Stay home, use these apps and buy online. By doing this, you will not only be protecting yourself but also others!

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