DubaiPay generates Dh12 billion
Originally published in Khaleej Times (link below)
Smart Dubai’s DubaiPay – portal for payment online and via smartphones – has registered a 15 per cent increase in the amounts collected between June 1 2016 and June 1, 2017, and a surge of 13 per cent in number of transactions carried out over the same period.
On the other hand, the number of corporate and individual users that the DubaiPay portal managed to attract exceeded all expectations, generating Dh12 billion through more than 10 million transactions.
Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, director general of Smart Dubai Office, said: “We, at Smart Dubai, are working in harmony with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which defines the future in terms of the city’s smart transformations. These measures seek to enable Dubai to be the happiest and smartest city in the world, and an example to follow for smart cities worldwide. We are adapting technology into initiatives and services that directly affect people’s lives and make them happy.”
Dr Aisha added: “We look at every initiative from the happiness perspective before we develop it. For this purpose, we partnered government and private entities to introduce the DubaiPay portal and add a distinctive experience that makes customers happy, enabling them to pay the fees for all their daily services. We are working tirelessly on every initiative and service provided to the public, developing them in a way that is more beneficial to citizens, residents, city officials, business owners, and visitors.”