Apple pay launches in the UAE

Six banks in the UAE to offer service
Apple pay launches in the UAE
Apple Pay, the tech giant’s mobile payment and digital wallet service, has launched in the UAE.
By Neil Halligan
Tue 24 Oct 2017 08:55 AM

Apple Pay, the tech giant’s mobile payment and digital wallet service, has launched in the UAE.

The new service will allow users make payments using iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.

In order to use the service, the devices need to be updated to iOS 11 and later, Apple said.

The service will be available to debit and credit cards holders with six UAE-based institutions: Emirates NBD, Mashreq Bank, HSBC, RakBank, Standard Chartered and Emirates Islamic.

At present, there are more than 20 million contactless-ready locations globally where Apple Pay is live - including more than 4.5 million locations accepting Apple Pay in the US alone.

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