Dubai sees a surge in mPay service users

mPay is a mobile payment service specially designed by Dubai eGovernment to provide an efficient way to pay fees. (REUTERS)

Dubai eGovernment has reported a surge in demand for its mPay service with 8,380 transactions registered in 2009 and more than Dh1.5 million in payments processed compared with 298 transactions and Dh25,000 in total payments in 2008.

mPay is a mobile payment service specially designed by Dubai eGovernment to provide an efficient way to pay fees.

Three departments – Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) – have adopted the mPay platform as the service allows users to top up their Salik credit, pay traffic fines and settle their Dewa bills. The facility is part of a strategy to provide people with innovative tools to access government services.

 

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