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Get your tech grip on this summer

Make your holidays more fun and equipped with these gadgets and gizmos

By Ayisha Alka

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Published: Sun 30 Jun 2019, 11:55 AM

Appetising Apps 
If you have an internet connection (at least at the airport!), fear not if you need to book a cab. A number of apps on the App Store and Play Store will make your confusing trips easy with just a few taps. Use Uber for cab rides - by telling your location and knowing how much you will be paying.
This app makes movement to different places easier. Google Trips is an application that will guide you to the coolest places worth visiting, if you are confused and don't know where you are heading. Airbnb takes you to the best vacation homes out there for a lovely place to relax during your trip. 
Your Best Shot
Are you heading to tropical beaches the coming holidays? Or see a breathtaking scenery that you want to remember for the rest of your life? Apart from usual cameras, Polaroid Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 will make your experience even better and memorable with little polaroid films, making it an aesthetically pleasing picture to put up in your travel diary.
Although there may be limited films, more can always be purchased at a price that you will not regret if you click the perfect shot! You can also get a hand on the polaroid photo holder cubes at Virgin Megastore. Purchase at Carrefour for Dh219.
Portable shakes
For those wanting fresh juices by the beach but isn't willing to spend a few pennies on one, fill your bags with a variety of fruits, a knife and your portable electric blender for freshly made juice straight out of a blender in your hands - even while you're on your way to a fort 15,000 miles away.
Get this USB Rechargeable portable mini electric blender from in a variety of colours - keep it charged for 10 times the speed and deliciousness! Since it is sturdy, you won't have to worry about the plastic breaking, so it can be carried anywhere. Purchase for Dh28.05.
Fitness Watches and Bands
If you are a fitness-conscious individual, say no more. Plenty of fitness trackers have made it to the market, keeping you active even during your holidays. Our favourite pick for you is the Apple Watch series 4, which is an all-rounder of five stars.
Keeping you connected and healthy at all times, the watch gives you notifications during low and high heart rates, detects your workout routine, incorporated new hiking and yoga workouts, and much more. You can even call and message using the Apple Watch 4, even when your phone is elsewhere, making it convenient when on holiday. Purchase at Sharaf DG for Dh1,599.
Headphones for the win
Sometimes we need to listen to music in peace, while admiring the beauty of snow-capped mountains and listening away to your favourite artist. Wireless headphones are your answer, as they give you the liberty to dance to the beats without stepping over any wires.
Sony wireless headphones come with a strong Bluetooth connection and single touch options on the headphones. The battery lasts up to 20 hours, so there's no need to fear power drains. The quality of music is high as well. Purchase these smart headphones at for Dh195.
Speakers for the vacation
Want to enjoy music on your way to the mountains or family picnics beside botanical gardens? If yes, then check out the Alexa Echo Dot (third generation) speaker that gives you multiple reasons to stay happy throughout your holidays. Being a smart speaker, you don't just play music - you ask Alexa to. Voice control is the central feature.
Stream your favorite playlists from Apple music, Spotify and much more. With even better quality and clearer sound, ask Alexa for anything; it's not just music you can ask for, but also the weather forecast, set alarms, call and message (hands free!), read the news and many other options, making it holiday-friendly. Purchase at for Dh169.
Relax and drive away
As you move from place to place in your car, you might require relaxation in the form of hot, humid yet soothing air. With essential oils that will keep your head at light from your busy schedule while on movement, the Muji Diffuser does wonders in terms of comfort.
While humidifiers may be on the expensive side, it is worth a calm mind after a long journey. Essential oils such as lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, and rosemary will give a pleasant scent. Diffusers are portable and small, therefore making it convenient to carry throughout your elaborate trips. Purchase Muji Diffuser at for Dh315. 
Recharge and Rewind
We have all experienced the annoyance of forgetting our powerbanks at home when off for an expedition. But thankfully, there are devices that save us from these situations today. Check out the E Charge Phone Charger Power Bank device that acts as a wallet but also a powerbank at the same time, saving you from the hassle of carrying a powerbank itself.
It can also stand extreme temperatures, therefore being a holiday-friendly gadget. This is perfect for travelling and helps you save on cash. The e-wallet is available on for a reasonable price of Dh14.79.

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