Ap­ple Pay reaches UAE

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Upfront -

NO MORE RUM­MAG­ING for your wal­let or purse if you’re an iPhone owner in the UAE.

With the launch of Ap­ple Pay, pay­ments can now be made through a range of de­vices – iPhone SE, iPhone 6 (and later), iPad Pro/Air 2/mini 3 and later, and Ap­ple Watch – pro­vid­ing de­vices are up­dated to iOS 11 and later, and can ac­cess apps or Sa­fari.

The Ad­dress, Rove Ho­tels and Vida Ho­tels are ac­cept­ing Ap­ple Pay, along with many lead­ing re­tail brands. A Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional spokes­woman said: ”We have tested Ap­ple Pay in some of our re­tail lo­ca­tions in ho­tels, but yet to an­nounce fur­ther plans.”Cus­tomers must have an iCloud ac­count and credit and debit cards with Emi­rates NBD, Mashreq, HSBC, RAKBANK, Stan­dard Char­tered and Emi­rates Is­lamic.

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