In Your Pocket
Connecting neighbours across the UAE.
Hayi is a free, private social network for neighbourhoods in Dubai. The mobile application provides neighbours with an exclusive platform to connect, share information and befriend those in close proximity.
Dubai is known as one of the most family-friendly locations in the world, offering a plethora of safe and secure compounds, luxurious properties and endless nearby attractions. The only thing missing is a sense of community.
Hayi uses geo-fencing to properly verify users. We make sure our neighbourhoods are for residents only.
Have all your neighbourhood information in one place. No need to add neighbours on personal apps like Facebook or WhatsApp.
A community built with real neighbours.
Some of our features
Use the neighbourhood noticeboard to get recommendations and share information.
Connect with an individual through private messaging.
Search for neighbours by name or interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hayi?
Hayi is a free mobile application that allows residents of a neighbourhood to connect and share useful information with each other.
How to join Hayi?
You can join the app by doing the following:
Download our app from the Apple app-store or Google Play
Click on 'Join Your Neighbourhood'
Create your account by filling in the required details
Verify your location
What is the difference between Hayi and using Facebook/WhatsApp groups?
Hayi is tailored to interact solely with your neighbours. No outside noise, just you and your community. Currently in the UAE there isn't a platform that facilitates this interaction, and residents are forced to join Facebook or WhatsApp groups that are often open to multiple communities and offer mostly irrelevant information.
Will my address remain private?
Yes! Throughout the verification process you are not required to mention your actual address or house number. We geo-fence the community so we record that you are living within the neighbourhood boundaries. If you are travelling or outside the neighbourhood at the time of registration, we will however require a screenshot of proof of address.
Where is Hayi available?
Hayi is currently available in Dubai, UAE.
What if I can't find my neighbourhood or building?
How can I join the Volunteer Program for my community?
We are always welcoming new volunteers within each community. If you would like to establish or join a volunteer program for your community, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post the question on your community feed.