From shopping for groceries to paying for fuel…

If you live in Dubai, chances are you have a Nol card tucked in your wallet. While this handy slip of plastic is most commonly used to pay for public transport rides, your Nol card now has a range of uses you may not know about.

Now, as we’re all being encouraged to pay with cards, rather than cash, there’s never been a better time to top up your Nol card and start tapping.

1. Shopping for groceries

Whether you’re doing your weekly supermarket shop or grabbing a quick snack from a convenience store, the list of Dubai merchants that accept Nol cards for payment continues to grow. Whip it out at selected Almaya, Carrefour, Lulu, AllDay and Zoom stores, among others.

2. Paying your restaurant bill

A number of Dubai restaurants are also accepting Nol card payments, including 800 Degrees Pizza, London Dairy and Burger King.

3. Seeing a doctor

If there’s one place you want to keep your cash in your pocket, it’s the doctor’s clinic. At 17 Medcare branches around Dubai, you can pay for your consultation using a quick tap of your Nol card.

4. Stocking up at the pharmacy

You can also tap and go when buying medicines and health products at Dubai pharmacies, including 146 branches of Aster, 23 MedComs and 11 Medicinas.

5. Paying for your RTA taxi ride

Forget about fumbling around for coins in the backseat of the cab. When you use an RTA taxi, you can pay for your journey with a quick swipe of your Nol.


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6. Topping up your petrol tank

Avoid handling cash at the petrol station. If you refuel at Enoc, you can use your Nol card to settle the bill.

7. Getting your car serviced

Tap to pay for your automotive services at any of Autopro’s 21 branches around Dubai.

8. RTA vehicle testing

If you’re due to have your vehicle inspected, you can pay for the service at Tasjeel using your Nol.

9. Visiting Dubai’s public parks

Dubai’s public parks may be closed for now, but when you do venture out to Zabeel Park, Al Mamzar Beach Park, Mushrif Park and Creek Park, you’ll need your Nol card to pay the Dhs5 entry fee.

10. Purchasing theme park tickets

When theme parks reopen, pull out your trust Nol to purchase entry tickets to IMG Worlds of Adventure.

Visit for the full list of participating merchants and branches.