Effective January 15, a notable change is coming to Dubai’s Nol card system, as announced by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in a recent tweet. The minimum top-up for Nol cards will see an increase to Dhs20, up from the current minimum of Dhs5.
Minimum top-up amount for Nol card
Currently, commuters are accustomed to a minimum top-up of Dhs5 for their Nol cards. However, starting mid-January, they will need to ensure a minimum balance of Dhs20 to avail themselves of the convenience of Dubai’s public transport system, including the Dubai Metro, buses, trams, and waterbuses.
The Nol card, a widely used prepaid smart card, serves as a versatile payment method for various services in Dubai.
Nol card minimum balance
Apart from covering the cost of public transportation, including round trips on the Metro transit network with a minimum balance of Dhs15, the Nol card can be used to pay for taxi fares, parking, entrance fees to Dubai public parks, the Etihad Museum, and at over 2,000 shops, restaurants, and stores across the city. It is always advisable to check your Nol card balance to avoid any issues.
To facilitate the top-up process, commuters can conveniently add credit to their Nol cards at any RTA ticket vending machines, solar top-up machines, or through the Nol Pay app for virtual cards. This adjustment in the minimum top-up amount aims to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the Nol card system, ensuring continued ease of access to Dubai’s comprehensive public services.