Credit cards can be used again to buy petrol
The use of cards was suspended few years ago, because of the high cost of processing transactions. Now oil companies requested permission to charge credit cards again.
Drivers who use cards will have to pay a Dh2 extra each time they buy fuel, according to the official news agency WAM. The Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection had approved the request from the petrol retailers, overturning a decision to prevent the companies imposing surcharges.
The strategic decisions is intended to support consumer rights and boost economic competitiveness and growth.
The committee plans to meet officials from credit card operators Visa and MasterCard for talks on implementing the decision.