By: Benjamin Turner, News Reporter, The Pawprint
People in Dubai will be able to pay for their parking tickets through the messaging app Whatsapp in the next two weeks according to a senior official.
Executive director of parking at RTA in Dubai, Ahmed Mahboub said the new payment method is in a testing phase, and will most likely be rolled out in the next 2 weeks.
“People will be texting the same information that they send on 7275. The same content will be WhatsApped and then it will seek confirmation from the customer. It’s the same method that people use for SMS parking. The amount will be deducted from the digital valet,” said Mahboub
With the use of Whatsapp, motorists will not have to pay the 30 fils fine that it takes to SMS for paying the parking ticket.