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Apple Pay Finally Launches In the UAE!

Apple Pay is finally here! Starting today you can now pay for things in the UAE using Apple Pay or rather anyone holding a credit card from six UAE banks – Mashreq, Emirates NBD, Emirates Islamic, RAK Bank, HSBC, or Standard Chartered – with an iPhone 6 or later.

There’s no app to download, upload your credit card to your Wallet (simply take a picture of your credit card through your wallet or add the details manually)

And when it is time to pay all you got to do is simply place your finger on your iPhone’s touch ID and hold your phone near the retailer’s contactless payment terminal, which will then scan your details. You’ll then be prompted to enter your touch ID or your passcode, after which, your payment is processed.

 

“We are incredibly excited to bring Apple Pay to the UAE starting October 24, so customers can have an easy and secure and private way to pay in stores, in apps and on the web and, of course, using the devices they carry with them every day,” Jennifer Bailey, VP Internet Services, Apple Pay, told Gulf News in a phone call from Cupertino, California.

Apple Pay can now be used anywhere that uses a contactless payment terminal, such as the wireless credit card readers available in most retailers around the UAE.

Yay! More details on Apple (AE).

 

Image: Shopify / Source: Gulf News