Apple Pay said to be coming to Saudi Arabia this week

Advertisements from Al-Rajhi Bank suggest Apple Pay will be available in Saudi Arabia on February 19
Apple Pay said to be coming to Saudi Arabia this week
In October, Apple said that Apply Pay was “coming soon” to Saudi Arabia.
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Sun 17 Feb 2019 02:18 PM

Apple Pay may launch in Saudi Arabia alter this week, according to local advertisements.

Advertisements from Saudi Arabia-based Al-Rajhi Bank noted that Apple Pay will launch in the kingdom on February 19 – the same day that it has been rumoured that the service will launch in the Czech Republic.

In October, Apple said that Apply Pay was “coming soon” to Saudi Arabia.

The announcement came as the Saudi Payment Network (mada) confirmed it would support the payment method.

On its website, Apple notes that Apple Pay works with debit cards from a number of major banks and websites.

In addition to Al-Rajhi , the website lists Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank and Riyad Bank.

Since launching in the United States in October 2014, Apple Pay has expanded around the world, including to the United Arab Emirates.

In the UAE, Apple Pay works with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, mashreq, RAKBAK, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

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