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All RTA taxis now have contactless card machines

You can now pay your fare with a nol card, credit card, Apple Pay or Samsung Pay…

Dubai asked and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) listened! You can now take any of the 10,800 taxis in RTA’s fleet and be able to travel – and pay – without cash. The RTA has confirmed that they have completed installation of Point of Sale (POS) devices across their entire taxi fleet.

The installation comes as a means of making passenger travel and payment as easy as possible. Whether you want to pay via your nol card or debit/credit card, you can do so with ease via the contactless system or chip and pin. You can also use your smartphone to pay if you have either Apple Pay or Samsung Pay set up on it.

“This project has been undertaken gradually over several phases until the entire fleet of 10,800 taxis was covered. It is part of our efforts to make life easy for taxi users and enable them to pay taxi fares via sophisticated methods that limit the need to use cash for payment,” said Khaled Al-Awadi, Director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.

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The new feature doesn’t eliminate the cash payment option, but givers riders more options when it comes to their method of payment. The new installation adheres to RTA’s third and fifth strategic goals, People Happiness, and Advance RTA respectively.

RTA has announced several new initiatives recently to make customers lives easier, including increased bus routes and abra routes across Dubai.

“RTA always adheres to the views and suggestions of the community which help enhance the public transport network. Field and electronic surveys are made enabling public transport commuters to express their views and propose their suggestions,” the Director of Planning and Business Development, said in a statement.

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