Checkout.com, an international online payments company, says it will bring Apple Pay to its customers in the UAE. Already offered in Europe for Checkout.com customers, Apple Pay is now available in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), the first country in the Middle East to accept the mobile payment system.
This news follows Checkout.com's recent expansion into the U.S. market. Apple Pay will go live in the UAE with 10+ leading Checkout.com customers by the end of October, including popular the loyalty and rewards service, the ENTERTAINER. Headquartered in Dubai, the ENTERTAINER app offers deals on experiences to customers in 20 destinations across 15 countries.
Apple Pay is currently available in 20 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, the U.S., Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.