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    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.

    Amodoria launches NFC jewellery range

    October 2nd, 2013

    Upmarket Dubai-based jewellery maker Amodoria has released a range of NFC-enabled items, including cufflinks and bracelets made with gemstones and gold and a premium leather wallet. All the items, which can be personalised to the… More

    Survey reveals demand for contactless and NFC payments in Dubai

    May 21st, 2013

    A survey published by digital security specialist Gemalto has shown a high demand for contactless and NFC payments in Dubai, with 85% of those polled saying they would ‘like’ or ‘love’ to use their mobile handset… More

    Dubai shopping mall to launch NFC and Bluetooth mobile loyalty program

    May 17th, 2013

    The Wafi shopping mall in Dubai is to introduce a new service that allows shoppers to collect and redeem loyalty points with their mobile phone using either NFC or Bluetooth. The service is also expected… More

    Etisalat wins GSMA NFC award

    February 27th, 2013

    UAE-based carrier Etisalat has picked up the gong for ‘Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service’ at the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Flous is an NFC-based mobile commerce service, unveiled at Gitex in Dubai.

    RIM unveils BlackBerry Tag service

    October 10th, 2011

    BlackBerry Tag will let RIM NFC phone users add each other as BBM contacts and share multimedia content via NFC. More