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    Dubai bus passengers to get hands-free smart ticketing

    October 21st, 2016

    The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is developing a smart ticketing system that will check passengers in and out hands free using their smart cards or smartphones. “Once the commuters hop on the bus with smart cards/smartphones in their pockets, the on-board smart fare collection system immediately registers the time of riding and the location of the bus, and processes automatically the fare payment required. No user interaction,” says Adel Shakri at RTA.

    Dubai commuters to replace travel cards with watches

    October 20th, 2015

    Commuters in Dubai may soon be able to pay for travel using contactless watches from Watch2Pay. “People will be able to use the NFC-enabled watches to pay for metro, bus and taxi fares as well as using them for shopping through the embedded credit card,” Khalid Al Awadhi of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) told Gulf News. “We have tested the devices and they have received the pass certificate by our technical team.”

    Dubai to get NFC taxi payments

    October 22nd, 2013

    Dubai residents will be able to pay taxi fares using a prepaid Smart Nol transit card stored on their NFC SIM from January 2014, the city’s Roads and Transport Authority has announced. Etisalat and Du subscribers have been able to pay via NFC for public transportation since September 2013.

    NFC transit ticketing arrives in Dubai

    September 27th, 2013

    Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed… More

    Dubai to get NFC transit ticketing in 2013

    October 16th, 2012

    RTA, the Dubai roads and transport authority, has announced plans to introduce NFC ticketing across the emirate’s metro, bus and water bus services next year. More

    Dubai Metro to get NFC?

    October 17th, 2011

    Gulf News reports further details of Etisalat’s NFC payments system, due to launch in the UAE before the end of 2011. Purchases will be limited to US$50 (AED 183), with no transaction fee for consumers and “a small fee” for merchants. 600 outlets in the Emirates are currently equipped to accept NFC payments, with a further 600 expected over the next six months. Etisalat is also in talks with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to allow NFC phone users to tap their way on to public transport.

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