DUBAI, UAE – December 30, 2020: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Huawei Consumer Business Group have announced the exclusive launch of the GCC’s first digital nol cards and nol Pay mobile app on the Huawei AppGallery. This collaboration is in line with the RTA’s plan to adopt advanced and innovative technologies into Dubai’s transport sector as part of the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Huawei is supporting RTA’s initiative strategy by leveraging its experience as one of the world’s leading innovation and technology companies. This was announced during a ceremony attended by Pablo Ning, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group in the Middle East and Africa, and Jerry Liu, CEO of Huawei in the UAE.
Mohammed Al Mudharreb, CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector of RTA, Dubai said, “The new RTA nol Pay app works with Huawei Wallet to enable residents in the emirate to quickly pay for their public transport journeys – and any facility that uses nol cards – from their Huawei smartphones. Users can download the app directly from Huawei AppGallery on their smartphones, create their Huawei ID using Huawei Wallet app and begin using this service immediately to top up their digital nol cards and pay on-the-go through their phones. Huawei Wallet provides the underlying NFC technology support to nol Pay app, which enables a seamless and secure payment experience for Huawei and RTA customers”.
He added, “This innovative solution is the first of its kind by the RTA and we aim to bring added convenience to Huawei smartphone users. The nol Pay app provides users with the flexibility to purchase tickets on all RTA’s transportation services, from Dubai Metro to water-bus, Tram and more. This new app also aligns with our overall digital transformation strategy to adopt fourth industrial revolution technologies into Dubai’s transport sector”.
Pablo Ning, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Middle East & Africa said: “We are proud to be working with RTA as it continues its journey to adopt digital technology into the services it offers. The exclusive launch of the RTA Digital nol cards on Huawei smartphones represents a milestone achievement and is the first of its kind in the region. The success of this partnership highlights Huawei AppGallery’s ongoing commitment to work with local partners in developing the most innovative and compelling experience for our users. By partnering with esteemed entities like RTA, we look forward to continuing to support the innovation agenda of the UAE government”.
Huawei smartphone users in Dubai can now access the region’s first digital nol card through Huawei AppGallery. The new app allows users to buy tickets for Dubai Metro, water buses, trams and more through nol Pay app and Huawei Wallet. They can also recharge their digital nol cards through the app directly. Customer payments are safe with Huawei AppGallery’s stringent full-cycle security and protection system that meets the highest international standards to ensure the privacy of consumers. Users can download the app directly from Huawei AppGallery then log-in with their Huawei ID using the Huawei Wallet to top up their digital nol cards and pay on-the-go through their phones.
The nol Pay app adds to Huawei AppGallery’s portfolio of transportation apps and provides consumers with ample choice to help them get to their destination.