All the taxis in Dubai will now offer users the option to pay with nol cards, credit cards or NFC technology via smartphones using Apple Pay or Samsung Pay.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed that it has completed the installation of Point of Sale (POS) devices across the entire fleet of taxis in Dubai including 10,800 vehicles to ease the payment of taxi fares.
“This project has been undertaken gradually over several phases until the entire fleet of 10,800 taxis was covered,” said Khaled Al-Awadi, director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
“It is part of our efforts to make life easy for taxi users and enable them to pay taxi fares via sophisticated methods that limit the need to use cash for payment.
“Riders have broadly accepted the initial phases of the project, and the number of users of this technological solution has picked up remarkably recording several million transactions. It clearly demonstrates the outstanding success of the project, which does not eliminate the cash payment option either. It rather offers multiple alternatives for the convenience and happiness of taxi riders,” he added.