Most federal ministries and local organizations enable electronic and mobile payments in a secure online environment.
The UAE government offers a variety of payment methods to make paying for government services easier. In addition to accepting cash payments in person, most federal ministries and local organisations provide secure online and mobile payment options.
The various payment methods are as follows:
1. Abu Dhabi Pay
Abu Dhabi Pay is a government-services ecosystem digital payment platform. It aims to simplify, secure, and standardise online payment for all Abu Dhabi government services through a single channel. One payment for multiple settlements is one of the many features offered by the platform, along with payment processing, reconciliation, settlement, reports, and audits.
Abu Dhabi Pay is accepted by portals, mobile apps, cash deposit machines, and POS devices. eDebit, eWallet (Apple Pay, Payit, PayBy), credit cards, and cash are also accepted.
Download the TAMM app on the App Store and Google Play or visit their website to pay for Abu Dhabi government services.
2. Dubaipay App
Service providers and governmental organisations can provide their clients with 24/7 payment services thanks to the DubaiPay app.
3. Online Payment
The majority of UAE government entities accept online payments. Customers can apply for and pay for services online via the same website or a government-specific portal. You can pay utility bills, traffic tickets, etc.
4. Mobile Payment
The UAE Government has launched several mobile apps for government service payments as it embraces innovative technology. Some of these applications are designed specifically for payments, while others have integrated payment channels into their platforms. These apps let customers pay bills and fees from home. UAE Government Apps (www.apps.gov.ae) on iTunes offers these payment methods.
5. Dubainow App
You can access Dubai services from more than 30 public and private organisations in Dubai using the DubaiNow app. You can use it to renew your car registration, pay your bills, pay traffic tickets, recharge Salik and Nol, and more.
6. Transportation And Public Parking Payment Cards
Hafilat card: Abu Dhabi’s public buses accept Hafilat cards. Every trip requires loading and swiping it. Distance determines the fare. Weekly and monthly passes are available.
Mawaqif: The Abu Dhabi Mawaqif card pays for public parking. These cards must be pre-loaded with currency and swiped at the kiosk for parking tickets. Mawaqif cards are rechargeable.
Nol card: In Dubai, you can use a Nol card for bus, metro, waterbus, water taxi, abra, tram, and public parking. RTA apps and smart kiosks at bus and metro stations let you add or recharge your balance. Smart Nol cards allow NFC payments.
Sayer card: In Sharjah, you can use Sayer cards to pay bus fares. Sayer cards are available from the Jubail Bus Terminal vending machine and the drivers of Mowasalat buses.
RTA eWallet: The Roads and Transport Authority introduced eWallet in May 2013. It is an online account that enables safe online payment.
RFID: Dubai’s road toll Salik has used RFID since July 2007. You can pay Road tolls without stopping. RFID scans the Salik tag on your windshield, linked to your prepaid Salik toll account, and automatically deducts the toll.
7. Credit And Debit Cards
Public service providers accept credit cards. For government services, pay by credit card online or at counters. Instead of using credit cards, most banks in the UAE allow their customers to pay government fees directly through direct debit from bank accounts.
8. Electronic Kiosks
Many government service providers install electronic kiosks in shopping malls, business centres, and other public locations to accept payments for bills and other services. You must enter your account information and take the necessary actions to complete the transaction to pay at an electronic kiosk.