Apple Pay launched in Saudi Arabia

Apple Pay launched in Saudi Arabia
Apple Pay joins Sadad and mada Pay as another option to join the cashless roster of payment methods available to Saudi consumers. (Supplied)
Updated 20 February 2019

Apple Pay launched in Saudi Arabia

Apple Pay launched in Saudi Arabia
  • Apple Pay joins Sadad and mada Pay as another option to join the cashless roster of payment methods available to Saudi consumers

RIYADH: Apple launched its payment service in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, with Visa customers in the Kingdom now able to buy almost anything with their iPhones.
Apple Pay was first trailed in the Saudi market last October, with the tech giant promising the option would soon be available. Months later Apple Pay was launched nationwide.
In a statement published by Arabian Business, Visa general manager for Saudi Arabia, Ali Bailoun, said: “As a country filled with tech-savvy, mobile-first consumers, we are delighted to work with Saudi Payments and our bank partners to help bring Apple Pay to Visa cardholders here, making their payments experience easier, faster and more secure than ever before.”
Apple Pay joins Sadad and mada Pay as another option to join the cashless roster of payment methods available to Saudi consumers.
The regional webpage for the service lists some of the high-profile retailers where Apple Pay can be used. These include Carrefour, Al Baik, Sephora, Lacoste, Starbucks and Homecentre.


Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations
Updated 21 January 2021

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations
  • They discussed prospects for joint cooperation and regional developments

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a meeting with his Afghan counterpart, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, in his office the capital Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and prospects for joint cooperation, in addition to regional developments, and a number of regional and international issues of common interest.
The Saudi minister then hosted a lunch in honor of Minister Atmar and his accompanying delegation.