The UAE Ministry of Finance has partnered with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) to allow customers to pay at ENOC petrol stations using the e-Dirham app.
Users of e-Dirham will be able to pay for fuel and other purchases at ENOC and EPCO petrol stations and Zoom convenience stores.
The e-Dirham system enables a number of different virtual payment options, including an e-wallet app for Android and iOS devices. The second generation (G2) of payment services was launched in 2011 with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Undersecretary of Resources and Budget Sector, Ministry of Finance, said: "We at the MoF adopt a proactive approach that never waits for events, but rather moves ahead of the curve. To be always ready for the future, we need to foresee trends that would be drastically different from current trends.
"We are updating our infrastructure of cashless payment services within the e-Dirham system, in order to fulfil our commitment aligned with the smart and digital transformation initiatives of government services, and to keep pace with rapid international developments," Al Yateem added.
"The e-Dirham system has come a long way, from the ‘Al Haslah' pre-paid cards to the latest payment service through the e-wallet accessible via the mobile app. The new service makes it far easier to pay bills and this convenience comes within our framework of continuous service upgrade for consumer satisfaction," Al Yateem said.