DubaiPay, an online payment portal via smartphones, registered a 15 per cent increase with data collected over a period of one year from June 2016 to 2017, as per statistics by Smart Dubai. Over the same period, the number of transactions carried out recorded a surge of 13 per cent. This has resulted in a total of 10 million transactions between the corporate and individual users generating AED 12 billion.
“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,” said Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office. “Dubai is a very ambitious city that aspires to be number one in whatever it does — be it in business, lifestyle, or innovation and creativity,” she continued.
Smart Dubai runs the DubaiPay portal and its partner, the Department of Finance (DoF) for the Government of Dubai, is playing a vital role in enhancing the revenues collected through DubaiPay.
“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.”