The RTA has confirmed that contactless travel cards (also known as Nol) can now be used for making purchases at more than 1,000 retail outlets in Dubai.
The payment service is used at Metro and Tram stations across the city, where users top up their balance and quickly tap in and out before and after journeys. The card will now be available for retail use, and the RTA says the initiative is planned on making users “happy by utilising the card for various services”.
The number of retailers accepting Nol payments is expected to top 5,000 by the end of the year, according to the CEO of RTA’s corporate technology support services sector, Abdulla Al Madani.
By providing more payment methods for Dubai residents across the city, including the introduction of contactless solutions with Nol card, the RTA hopes the initiative will further Dubai’s aspirations on being the world’s smartest city within three years.
Keep an eye out for retailers accepting Nol payment, which include Zoom, Burger King and Circle K, and give it a try.