DXB Connect Launched

DUBAI AIRPORTS, Dubai Duty Free and MasterCard Worldwide announced on November 2 the launch of DXB Connect, which is claimed to be the world’s first airport prepaid MasterCard.
DXB Connect offers Dubai International Airport’s annual 50 million passengers a convenient and safe way to make airport purchases.  Exclusive discounts will be offered at Dubai Duty Free retail outlets, hotels, spas, F&B outlets and family entertainment venues across the city.  The card can also be used wherever a MasterCard acceptance mark is displayed and comes with a ready-to-use local mobile phone SIM card.
DXB Connect cards are available for AED95 (US$26) and can be activated at the airport.  Travellers can select how much to load on to the card and can subsequently top up at various outlets.
Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airports’ CEO, said:  “Much like the airport itself, the DXB Connect card ticks all the boxes by offering our customers global reach, greater convenience and tremendous value.”