We’ve all been there, you’ve left your credit card at home and you’ve only realised when it’s too late. Now you're standing at the checkout staring at the cashier... Awkward!
Well, lucky for you, you can now use your Nol card to pay at retail outlets across Dubai. Yes, the same card you use for the metro! You can currently pay at over 1,000 retail outlets using your Nol card and that number is expected to go up to 5,000 retailers before the end of the year!
This will mean quick and easy payment, similar to when you tap in and out of a metro/tram station. Now you can just tap your Nol card on a card machine to pay for your shopping. This new service was announced yesterday by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and will operate through a local payment platform operated by Mercury Payments Services LLC of the Network International. Abdulla Al Madani, CEO of RTA's Corporate Technology Support Services Sector said, "The roll-out of this solution will indisputably further Dubai's ambition to be the world's smartest city within 3 years by harnessing the latest technologies and most advanced methods for realizing this objective."
Time to start topping up those Nol cards!