Free on ioS and android, with in-app purchases from Dhs47.99
Emma watson and Goldie hawn are among the five million users of this hugely popular app, developed by a former Buddhist monk, andy Puddicombe, who prescribes practical, everyday meditation and mindfulness techniques with no chanting or cross-legged sitting required. it’s endorsed by the charity anxiety UK and includes recorded audio or video sessions with Puddicombe talking you through each stage. there’s a lot of emphasis on breathing to regulate the heart rate and on releasing pent-up tension. we love the two-minute sos express sessions, designed to be used in moments of particularly high stress.