There used to be a time when paying by credit card was so, well, modern. Now, cashless transactions on apps are just another day in 2019.
Keeping on-trend is the Mall of the Emirates. The shopping destination has introduced WeChat Pay for its customers. What is this, you wonder? Let us expand. It’s an integrated payment feature in one of the world’s largest standalone super apps - WeChat - making it easy and convenient for Chinese visitors to make cashless transactions.
WeChat is a messaging, social media and mobile payment app – and it’s the most popular social-media app among Chinese citizens. Roughly 83 per cent of all smartphone users in China use the app for everything from chatting to making purchases. Wow.
Even better, users who follow the Mall of the Emirates on the social network will receive updates on discounts and entertainment and offers.
According to the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, China is now the fourth-most popular country of origin for tourists travelling to Dubai from abroad, representing an annual growth rate of 12 per cent last year.
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