Tourists coming to Dubai can now enjoy special discounts through phone app
Dubai tourists can now enjoy a special smart card on their phones to get a wide range of discounts at shops, restaurants, hotels and shopping malls.
According to the General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA), Al Saada Tourist Smart Card is a free application that can be downloaded by all tourists in Dubai on smartphones to get special discounts during their visit to the city.
Sami Al Qamzi, Director-General of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, and Major-General Mohammad Al Marri, Director-General of GDRFA-Dubai, launched the new initiative at GITEX Technology Week 2020 on Thursday.
Tourists in Dubai can scan the barcode to download the app on their mobile phones when they reach the passport control counter and enjoy discounts at various shops and commercial establishments throughout the Emirates.
According to GDRFA, a tourist must register the smart discount card by entering the passport number and date of arrival to enjoy the discount.
The app has a map to indicate the locations of all the stores where the discount can be used.