DXB Connect Is The First Airport Prepaid Card in the World


Dubai Airports, Dubai Duty Free and MasterCard Worldwide announced the launch of – DXB Connect – the world’s first airport prepaid MasterCard card aimed at airport clientele. The annual DXB Connect card offers passengers travelling through Dubai International, a convenient and safe method to make airport purchases in local currency (AED). It offers arriving, departing and transiting passengers exclusive discounts at Dubai Duty Free retail outlets, and at renowned hotels, spas, F&B outlets and family entertainment venues across Dubai. It also offers global reach as it is accepted everywhere the MasterCard acceptance mark is displayed. The card also comes with a ready-to-use Etisalat mobile SIM preloaded with AED 25 credit allowing travellers the convenience of having a local phone number on arrival. In addition to this, these connect cards can be purchased for a one-time fee of 95AED (USD26) and immediately activated at dedicated card activation stands operated by Dubai Duty Free (DDF) across the three terminals at the airport. The card can be topped up at specified locations in the airport and very soon also through all Virgin Megastores, UAE Exchange outlets in UAE and online via the DXB Connect website: www.dxbconnect.com DXB Connect cardholders can access their card balance through IVR, SMS, online and at card activation touch points at Dubai International. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said, “Our goal is to continually find innovative ways to create a uniquely positive and memorable service experience for our passengers. Much like the airport itself, the DXB Connect card ticks all the boxes by offering our customers global reach, greater convenience and tremendous value.” This card can be likened to a credit card that can be cancelled, blocked and re-issued as it provides cardholders with the ability to better manage their finances, and comes with a PIN number along with the need for an authorised signature at the point-of-sale terminals. “As the world’s first dedicated airport prepaid card, the DXB Connect ushers in a new era of convenience customised for travellers visiting the UAE,” adding that “DXB Connect cardholders is powered with the ability to instantly buy, load, activate and use their prepaid cards at the airport and across our global network of 32.7 million acceptance locations. The DXB Connect card provides travellers the advantage of carrying a mode of payment, which requires no bank account or annual fees and is more flexible than cash, ” said Ramzy Al Amary, vice president-Abu Dhabi District Manager, MasterCard Worldwide.

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