You designed it: Dubai unveils 13 new Nol cards

Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) on Monday unveiled 13 exclusively designed Nol cards. 

The new designs came as a result of a competition where residents were asked to send in their best pictures of Dubai through the hashtag #nolgram.

The contest consisted of several categories such as heritage, dazzling neighbourhoods, the modern sports world, diverse public transit means, natural scenes and the Emirati woman.

From the 1,500 pictures that were sent in, 13 were selected and printed on a Nol card.

The exclusive design cards pertain to the personalised Blue Nol card only, explained Khalid Al Awadhi, Director of Automated Fare Collection at the RTA.

“Customers can buy the special Blue Nol card for Dh100. The existing Blue card holder will only pay Dh80, after which they can transfer their balance to the new card.”

The contest was organised with the aim of broadening the scope of youth participation and benefiting from their sense of creativity in developing a distinctive shape for Nol cards, the RTA said earlier.

For the silver and gold card, exclusive designs are offered on special occasions, such as National Day or the anniversary of Dubai Metro.

Commuters can purchase the special Nol cards at the regular Nol card counters and through the new Public Transportation app, where the Nol card will be sent through a courier.