ADIB offers new eDirham cards in alliance with UAE Finance Ministry

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE’s leading Islamic bank Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has partnered with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to offer a new range of eDirham cards.

With the launch of the new eDirham cards, the UAE’s cashless payment industry marks a huge achievement in its development and meeting the current requirement of government service fee payment.

eDihram system is witnessing a boom in its customers as part of the MoF’s effort to develop a secure digital infrastructure to supervise the daily digital transactions and to bring easy account recharge facility for its customers.

Hytham El Maayergi
Hytham El Maayergi
Head, Global Transaction Banking

“Users of the third generation cards will benefit from their flexibility and efficiency while remaining confident that every transaction made is highly secure. ADIB is committed to supporting the advancement of the UAE’s digital economy, which can boost the nation’s productivity and competitiveness.”

The third generation eDirham cashless payment service of ADIB has two variants, ADIB eDirham Gold and eDirham Signature.

The eDirham cards of ADIB have authorized Chip and PIN to ensure secure payment procedures and can be easily topped in any of ADIB branches across the UAE.

The contactless card can also be linked with the eDirham Instant app for making instant payments, viewing payment history and managing accounts.

ADIB has been investing heavily in expanding its digital banking and payment solutions to offer its customers simple and convenient banking experience.


The eDirham system was initially launched in 2011 by the Ministry of Finance as a digital payment method for collecting government service fees and revenue in ministries, federal and local authorities.

The platform gives many benefits including low costs and the possibility of paying service fees through various channels like eDirham apps for phones, e-wallet, vouchers and self-service eKiosks.