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RTA launches Apple, Samsung Pay in Dubai taxis

Secure mobile payment and digital wallet services were launched in the UAE during the last year

RTA launches Apple, Samsung Pay in Dubai taxis

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has enabled the use of smartphones to pay for taxi fares via Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. 

The secure mobile payment and digital wallet services, which were launched in the UAE during the last year, have been enabled in taxis across the emirate through Network International, the company that supplies the RTA with card payment services (POS technology). 

While payment in cash or by credit cards will remain in place, the new service is part of the ‘Smart City’ initiative of the Dubai Government, according to Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency.

"The service is aimed to offer taxi riders smooth payment options that raise their satisfaction and happiness, he said.

"As many as 8,000 taxicabs are now using this POS technology, and we aim to broaden the scope of the service to cover a larger number of taxi users." 

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