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Network accepts ‘WeChat Pay’ in UAE for Chinese visitors

By Gloria Mathias

August 16, 2023

  • Andriod Powered
  • China FinTech News
  • China Merchants
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Network International, WeChat Pay, POS terminal, Andriod Powered, UAE, Dubai, Chinese Tourists, Cross Border Payments, Domestic Payments, International Payments, Network International (Network), the digital commerce enabler across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, offers WeChat Pay acceptance on its POS terminals.

The offering enables Chinese visitors across UAE to transact seamlessly, safely, and securely via their WeChat Pay mobile wallet.

WeChat Pay is currently accepted at 5,000 Network payment terminals across the UAE, including in over 400 outlets at prominent malls within Dubai, forming part of the Network’s extensive merchant partner ecosystem. Network is in the process of activating WeChat Pay in all its Android-powered terminals.

The addition of WeChat Pay to Network’s acceptance offerings is in line with the company’s commitment to position itself as a differentiator by continuously making new and relevant propositions available to merchant partners to meet the needs of their customers.

Being UAE’s merchant acquirer, Network has POS terminals across thousands of merchants spread over sectors including high-end retail, hospitality, transport, and supermarkets. WeChat Pay offers immense opportunities for the UAE’s retail and hospitality sectors amidst the resurgence of Chinese visitors.

Pankaj Kundra, Group Head of Products, Partnerships and Enterprises at Network International said, “We are delighted to offer Chinese customers their preferred payment method, WeChat Pay, across POS terminals at leading merchant outlets in the country. The UAE is among the top travel destinations for Chinese visitors and the availability of a trusted and familiar payment option at popular shopping establishments will enable Chinese shoppers to make payments seamlessly. Network has enabled WeChat Pay at over 5,000 terminals across the UAE, and we look forward to covering our entire network soon.”

 “This partnership is in line with Network’s commitment to boost the UAE’s payment ecosystem by making new payment methods available to UAE merchants through collaborations with prominent international businesses,” added Kundra. 

Jeff Hu, General Manager, WeChat Pay EMEA said, “WeChat Pay has always been committed to providing safe and convenient payment experiences for Chinese tourists. This collaboration further expands the application of mobile payments in the UAE, allowing Chinese tourists to enjoy the same convenient mobile payment experience as in China when travelling to the UAE.” 

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