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Dubai gas pumps to accept credit cards soon

Rumour is rife that credit cards may be accepted at some stations from as early as next month

  • By Abhishek Sengupta, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 22:05 July 3, 2013
  • XPRESS

Dubai: Motorists in Dubai may soon have the option of using credit cards to pay for fuel, petrol pump attendants across the emirate have told XPRESS.

A worker at an Eppco station in Deira said cards may be introduced as early as this month.

“We are going to start accepting credit cards from drivers from July 13,” he told XPRESS on grounds of anonymity.

An Enoc pump attendant said, “They are going to introduce credit cards in a phased manner. Only a few petrol pumps will start accepting cards initially.”

In the wake of 10 Eppco stations commencing self-service during late night hours from Thursday, the company also said in a release that it is planning on ‘new technologies for payment that will add to the convenience of motorists’.

However, an Emarat petrol pump attendant denied having any information about the new move. A spokesperson for the company declined to make any comment. He said, “We have heard something like that but nothing is certain and official yet.”

Meanwhile, XPRESS has seen card machines being readied at many stations.

Comments (3)

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  1. Added 12:35 July 4, 2013

    They will charge extra for the card.

    BM, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 09:53 July 4, 2013

    This is a good move, But when are they going to start the service at petrol pumps in Sharjah ??

    Rohit, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 22:18 July 3, 2013

    This is good news. Simple changes like these, show the world that the Dubai is changing and moving towards globalization.

    Rango, Houston, United States

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