Certain public parks in Dubai no longer accept nol cards.
All parks charge the same amount for admission; The only thing that changes is the payment method. People who recently visited parks in various parts of Dubai claimed that the Nol card system had changed and been removed.
This happens months later du They declared during GITEX that they will work together.
The collaboration aims to incorporate novel approaches to ticketless entry, easy identity management and improved IT skills, worker satisfaction and sustainability in public parks.
“Through our partnership, we aim to eliminate the need for physical tickets and create a cutting-edge identity management system that will redefine the way people access and enjoy public parks.”
fixed Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO of Du, At the time.
“The Nol card payment system has been eliminated in most parks in Dubai. This follows the signing of a collaboration agreement between Dubai Municipality and Du in October.”
says Dubai Municipality Customer Services Representative.
However, the new methodology has an exception. The official stated that the Quran Park in Dubai still uses the nol Card system for issuing tickets.
A Deira resident, Tasmiyah A., expressed her surprise when she discovered that her local park no longer accepted Nol cards as a form of payment.
“I usually go to Mamzar Beach Park on Women’s Day and make sure all my friends bring their Nol cards topped up. Last week when I visited, I was surprised that they removed the Nol card system. Instead, we had to “buy tickets with a barcode on them that was scanned upon entry.”
She also saw that the nol The card reloading and balance checking machines had signs around them indicating they were not in use.
Premalatha Shriram, another local, frequents Zabeel Park with her 10-year-old daughter, Akshara Shriram. She lives in Karama. When they discovered the ticketing system, the two went to the park prepared with their Nol cards.
“We bought the tickets and paid cash.”
Premalatha commented. The simple sliding of nol card was all it took for her daughter Akshara to realize that the tickets cost dh5something I had never noticed before.
According to a spokesperson for Zabeel Park, the amendment has been in effect since October last year.
How are tickets issued now?
Park tickets can now be purchased with cash or credit cards. These are then scanned onto the devices that were once the nol Card machines, which are located at the park entrance.
Visitors can also use their phones to make smart payments at some parks, such as Safa Park. Visitors can access the park without a ticket using Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
Not all parks have implemented this smart system yet, suggesting it is still being implemented.
He Dubai Municipality ordered in 2017 that park visitors possess a nol card to enter. For 25 dirhams, anyone who doesn’t have one has to buy a green Nol card at the park. In addition to using nol With programs on their smartphones to enter certain parks, people could enter other parks through special gates designed to detect Nol cards.
For many locals, who would have their nol cards ready to visit your favorite parks, this new system means the end of an era.
News Source: Khaleej Times