Even though fuel is very cheap in Dubai, who wouldn´t want to dock off petrol costs from their monthly spending?
One lucky expat in the city has achieved just that thanks to a campaign by Beam, a phone app which allows users to pay for the petrol they´ve just put in their cars through their mobiles.
Mitch Williams from South Africa won Beam Wallet´s competition, which will see him fuel up for free for the next 365 days.
“I installed the app and now every time I come to the ENOC petrol station I use it, it´s the easiest way,” he told a Beam interviewer.
According to their Facebook page, Beam Wallet can also be used to pay at a growing number of shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
Contactless payment - a fairly new payment method which allows credit cards to just be tapped against the card machine- is starting to take off in Dubai.
In fact, Emirates NBD was the first bank to launch the futuristic scheme with a new range of credit cards back in August.
If contactless payment becomes the preferred means of payment for everything in the UAE, the incessant problem of “sorry Sir/Madam, I have no change” may well become a thing of the past.