Good news for Dubai residents who're regular cab users! Come January 2014, you'll be able to use Nol cards and your credit card to pay for rides in Dubai taxis. So no need to carry extra cash/ hunt around for ATMs to pay for your cab.
Currently, Dubai taxis only accept cash but Abdullah Al Madani from the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed that this is set to change next year.
Pay-as-you-go Nol cards are already being used by commuters to buy tickets on Dubai's metro and bus networks, as well as for parking.
Al Madani also told Gulf News that the RTA planned to introduce contactless payments for taxis using smartphones' near-field communications technology.