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UAE becomes the first nation to support ApplePay in the Middle East

Oct 25, 2017 POSTED IN LifestyleTech BY smarthatch
Oct 2017



Apple Pay launches in UAE

Six UAE banks will allow consumers to use their iPhones to make purchases.

Leave your wallet behind when you head to the coffee shop this morning. Just remember to bring your iPhone.

Apple Pay, the company’s digital wallet, launches in the UAE today. Anyone using credit cards from six UAE banks – Mashreq, Emirates NBD, Emirates Islamic, RAK Bank, HSBC, or Standard Chartered – and having an iPhone 6 or later will be able to use Apple Pay.

The UAE, along with Sweden, Finland and Denmark, will bring the total number of countries with Apple Pay to twenty. This will be the first time the service is available in the Middle East. Apple Pay will compete directly with Samsung Pay, launched in April, and BEAM, an e-payment service available since 2012.

Source: https://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/technology/apple-pay-launches-in-uae-1.2111667

ApplePay: https://www.apple.com/ae/apple-pay/