UAE: New category of e-Dirham launched
A new category of the e-Dirham has been launched by the UAE Ministry of Finance and Industry, announced Khaled Al Jorhari, Director of Revenues Department at the Ministry. The new category that has been issued is worth 50 Dirhams.
“ Issuing a 50 Dhs worth e-Dirahm card is a step to facilitate the e-Dirham system for clients who need small amounts of money to proceed with their transactions through ministries and governmental departments.
"The e-Dirham unit at the Ministry of Finance and Industry works continuously towards providing the best services to its clients. Providing best services and offering world-class quality are the main objectives that were behind the initiation of the e-Dirham system," said Al Johari.
Al Johari added that there is a huge demand on e-Dirham cards from all categories, which required the issuance of new categories. Currently, the Ministry has issued different categories to satisfy the requirements of the government customers. The available categories now come in 50 Dhs, 100 Dhs, 200 Dhs, 300 Dhs, 500 Dhs, 1000 Dhs, 3000 Dhs, and 5000 Dhs. Additionally, the Ministry has issued the government client card, which offers a range of advanced personalized services.
The official statistics of the e-Dirham use nationwide shows a solid growth in the number of e-Dirham users. The e-Dirham recharge transactions at the banks registered a stunning half a million since 2002.
The e-Dirham is a payment tool devised by the Ministry of Finance and Industry in order to facilitate collection of revenues, providing the government with a secure payment mehod, and providing the public with a convenient payment tool.