Twelve billion dirhams generated by DubaiPay
DubaiPay portal sees 15% growth in transaction value for year to June 2017
The DubaiPay online portal saw a 15% growth in transaction value for the year to June, generating more than AED 12 billion through more than 10 million transactions.
Volume of transactions through the DubaiPay portal and mobile app also grew by 13% from June 2016 to June 2017.
HE 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.
"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," Dr Aisha added.
HE Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), said: "SDG constantly strives to make life easier and more convenient for people in Dubai; we launch bold initiatives - such as DubaiPay among others - based on cutting-edge technology and adopt innovative, breakthrough solutions that allow residents to go about their daily tasks as seamlessly as possible. The strong demand for smart payment solutions proves that our leadership's vision for a smart city is beginning to take shape, a feat that would not have been achieved had it not been for the cooperation between the public and private sectors."