Ministry of Finance has introduced eDirham as a mode of payment. It is a card that looks like a regular bank debit or credit card and functions almost like them.
Users can load the cards with as much money as the type of card permits and use it to make payments. All eDirham can be used to pay for governmental and non-governmental services in the UAE. However, worldwide, only some cards can be used to pay for products and services; the card can be used while buying products and services from eDirham G2 merchants.
eDirham can be used to make payments over the counter and on the internet. It can also be used to withdraw cash.
eDirham is available in the following types: red, blue, green, silver and gold. Every card has distinct features. Some cards are co-branded with Visa, the payments technology company. All cards have the standard security features.
The federal government revenue collected through eDirham exceeded AED 22 billion in 2019.
You can obtain eDirham cards from through the official website of eDirham or through the branches of National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
The eDirham app is available on Apple and Android.
Updated on 20 Dec 2020