x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Deals of the Week: Emirates NBD ties up with RTA for transport offers

Free ferry rides and discounted cinema tickets are among the perks.

Users of the Go4it Visa gold debit card are entitled to benefits that include free ferry rides from Al Ghubaiba to Burj Al Arab. Jeff Topping / The National
Users of the Go4it Visa gold debit card are entitled to benefits that include free ferry rides from Al Ghubaiba to Burj Al Arab. Jeff Topping / The National

If you are a frequent user of Dubai's public transport system, then Emirates NBD's Go4it Visa gold debit card could be for you.

The debit card, launched in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is the first of its kind in the region and can be used for making payments on the RTA's transit network and at parking meters.

The debit card was released following the success of Emirate NBD's Go4it credit card, which was launched last November. Existing customers using the Go4it credit cards can convert to the new debit card.

Users of the debit card will receive additional benefits that include discounted Vox cinema tickets as well as free ferry rides from Al Ghubaiba station to Burj Al Arab.

"The "Go4it" Gold Debit Card gives RTA customers added value and a great way to pay for the use of the services by swiping the card at payment points across the transport network," says Mohammed Al Mudharrab, the director of automated fare collection at the RTA.

Visit www.emiratesnbd.com/en/ for more information.

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We all know that the consequences of not driving safely are serious. Although the total number of road deaths in the UAE dropped to 720 last year, down from 826 in 2010, road safety and responsible driving continue to be serious issues in the Emirates.

But one company in the UAE is hoping to make a difference by giving motorists an incentive to drive safely.

Insurance House, an Abu Dhabi-based insurance company, has launched a summer promotion that is offering customers a 10 per cent discount on comprehensive motor insurance if they can stay accident free.

"We believe at [Insurance House] that such business initiatives can provide a double benefit for both the society and customers," says Mohammed Othman, the general manager of Insurance House.

"This promotion has been placed to empower our responsibility towards society by rewarding the drivers who keep their cars accident free, which aims to decrease the accidents in the country."

Go to www.insurancehouse.ae for details.

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