Dubai Taxis, “Now Accepting Credit Cards”

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Starting January 2014, in accordance with the Transport Official of Dubai the residents willDubai Taxis, “Now Accepting Credit Cards” be able to use the contactless NOL cards to rides in the emirate’s taxis and the commuters would also be able to use their credit cards to pay for fares.
The pay-as-you-go NOL cards have so far been used to buy tickets on Dubai’s metro and bus networks, as well as for parking.
According to the highest official of the Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) they also intended to introduce contactless payments for taxis using Smartphone’s near-field communications technology. It is estimated that there are currently about 9,000 taxis currently operating in Dubai. Currently, Dubai’s fleet of taxis only accepts cash.