10 Surprising Things You Didn't Know You Can Pay For With Your Nol Card in Dubai

10 Surprising Things You Didn't Know You Can Pay For With Your Nol Card in Dubai

Dubai is a city known for its cutting-edge technology and seamless transportation system. The city’s extensive and well connected public transport system  is affordable, rapid and convenient. The Nol card, a unique contactless smart card that revolutionizes the way people move around the city, is one of the most convenient tools at the disposal of residents and visitors alike. While most people are familiar with using the Nol card to ride the metro, tram, bus, or water taxi, as well as the Palm Monorail, there are countless additional surprise uses for this flexible card. Let’s get to know more about all the other ways you can use your Nol card in Dubai.

1. Shopping For Groceries

The nol card can be used to pay for groceries or snacks in convenience stores in Dubai. Over 2,000 food and retail shops have partnered with RTA to allow customers to pay with their nol card. According to the RTA website, the maximum amount you can use the nol card for is Dh200 when paying for daily necessities. You can pay with your nol card at select Almaya, Carrefour, Lulu, AllDay, and Zoom locations, among others. Just double-check with the cashier before you start purchasing. Find the list of other stores that accept nol cards, here.

2. Pay Your Dinner Bill

You can also pay for your meal at a restaurant with your nol card. A number of Dubai eateries, including 800 Degrees Pizza, London Dairy and Burger King, Gloria Jean's Coffee, and others, accept Nol card payments. RTA has partnered with over 2,000 restaurants to let customers to pay with their nol card.  Find the list of other restaurants where you can pay through your nol card, here.

3. Visit a Doctor, or Buy Medicines

The doctor's clinic is one area where you want to keep your money in your pocket. However, at any of the 17 Medcare outlets located throughout Dubai, you can pay for your consultation with a simple tap of your Nol card. Do you require medication following your doctor's visit? You can also 'tap and go' while purchasing pharmaceuticals and health items at 146 Aster locations, 23 MedCom locations, and 11 Medina Pharmacy locations.

4. Pay For Your RTA Taxi Ride

You can use the nol card to pay for almost every mode of public transportation in Dubai, such as the bus, Dubai Metro, water buses and as well as the RTA taxi. Forget about rummaging around the cab's backseat for pennies. When you take an RTA cab, you can pay with a quick tap of your Nol. RTA announced in 2019 that it had finished the installation of all Point of Sale (POS) devices in Dubai's public taxis. This means that passengers can use their nol vehicle as a form of payment in any Dubai public taxis. Simply place your card over the POS device (card reader), and it will confirm the card and deduct the fare.

5. Fill up your Fuel Tank

The ability to pay for fuel at ENOC gas stations is a lesser-known but incredibly valuable function of the Nol card. Simply swipe your Nol card at the payment terminal to refuel your vehicle, eliminating the need for cash or other payment methods. This feature, which is currently available across 126 stations in Dubai, not only saves time but also adds security and convenience to your fueling experience, making it a popular choice among Dubai motorists. So, the next time your gas gauge shows a low level, remember that your Nol card can keep you on the road in Dubai.

6. Get Your Car Serviced

Yes, you read it right! You can also use your nol card to get your car serviced. Whether it's a basic oil change, a significant repair, or a tire replacement, automobile owners may quickly settle their expenses using their Nol cards at any of Autopro's 21 branches around Dubai. This cashless payment option not only saves time but also adds an extra layer of protection, guaranteeing that automobile owners in Dubai have a hassle-free and seamless experience. Say goodbye to carrying cash or fretting about card machines; simply touch your Nol card and drive away with confidence that your vehicle is in excellent condition.

7. RTA Vehicle Testing

If you need to have your vehicle inspected or registered, you can use your Nol card to pay for the service at any of Tasjeel's 12 locations. The RTA now allows payment for vehicle testing via the Nol card in an effort to streamline services and make vehicle testing more easy for motorists. This innovative feature enables vehicle owners to pay their vehicle testing fees using their Nol cards, removing the need for cash transactions and making the procedure faster and more effective. The Nol card enables a hassle-free payment method for regular vehicle inspections and other obligatory testing procedures, highlighting Dubai's dedication to using technology for the ease and convenience of its citizens and tourists.

8. Visit Dubai’s Public Parks and Museums

Going to a public park with the family?  You must pay a Dhs 5 admission fee, which you can also pay with your nol card. This contains all of Dubai Municipality's parks, such as Quranic Park, Zabeel Park, Al Mamzar Beach Park, Mushrif Park, Creek Park, and others. You may also use it to purchase a ticket at the Etihad Museum. With the exception of Zabeel Park, which exclusively accepts nol cards for park entry fees, Dubai's major public parks accept cash and nol cards from tourists. The entrance fee to public parks ranges from Dh3 to Dh5 per person.

9. Purchase Theme Park tickets

Are you planning a trip to IMG World of Adventure? To purchase admittance tickets, take out your trusted Nol. Of course, before you go, make sure you have enough balance. The days of fumbling for cash or dealing with card transactions are long gone. The Nol card simplifies the procedure, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the rides and attractions and less time queuing to buy tickets. Furthermore, using the Nol card to purchase theme park tickets eliminates the need to carry real tickets, lowering the chance of misplacing them during your exciting day out.

10. Avail Discounts in Dubai using the Emaar Nol card

To improve your journey and save money along the route, the RTA and Emaar Entertainment collaborated in 2020 to produce the Emaar nol card. You may get a lot of discounts and deals with this card. The Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo, Ekart Zabeel, KidZania, VR Park, Dubai Ice Rink, Reel Cinemas, Dig-It, and the At the Top observatory and lounge at Burj Khalifa are all offering discounts of up to 40%. Your Dubai vacation will be even more fascinating if you have a Emaar nol card. The Emaar Nol card costs Dhs55 and can be purchased at nol stations and Emaar counters.

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