Howlak launches Instant Restaurant Ratings and Opinions app in the Middle East

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Howlak, the location-based restaurant ratings and opinions app that makes cities smarter and easier to use, launches its first app for iPhone in the GCC market.

Howlak, the Middle East’s first location-based restaurant ratings and opinions app, today announces the launch of its new iPhone app in the GCC that offers expats and locals a simple way to discover and share great restaurant experiences as they move around the city. Available to download for free from the App Store, users can receive recommendations from over 8,500 restaurants across 4 cities, including Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

Whether its restaurants, cafes, or coffee shops, Howlak offers travelers a fun and visual way to discover what’s good around them. Need help deciding where to eat out next with friends and colleagues? Simply launch the app and get instant restaurant recommendations and opinions.

Based on the user's current location, Howlak accesses one of the largest databases of restaurants in the region and recommends what's good around them, right now. Simple visual ratings and short opinion polls help them to quickly make a decision on where to eat next. Or join the fun, and start a new conversation by adding your own Opinion and see how many people agree or disagree with you.

On launching the app, users can see nearby restaurants with visual ratings. In addition to this, the app uses advanced geo-fencing technology to automatically update as you move from one area of the city to another. Listings include a short opinion polls and location details, such as phone number, cuisine, address and pictures from other users. Call to make a reservation with a single tap.

The app’s design is slick, easy-to-use and has an incredible user interface for users to quickly discover and interact with restaurants as they walk or drive around the city. Khalid Al-Naama, co-founder of Howak said: "We are excited about the launch of Howlak. We want to make cities in this region smarter and easier to use for both expats and locals. We have an exciting roadmap and an amazing team working hard to make this vision a reality across the GCC.”

The Howlak app is available to download for free on the App Store For more information about Howlak, please visit

About Howlak

Howlak was founded by a small team of expats and locals who came together to build software that makes cities smarter and easier to use. Our team of visionary entrepreneurs, advisors, product designers, and engineers combine great product instincts with a deep understanding of local culture to bring new and innovative products to the GCC market.

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