Smart Dubai has collaborated with the UAE Zakat Fund to launch a new and secure zakat payment service on the government app DubaiNow.
Dubai , Dubai
20 April 2021, 12:00 AM
01 May 2021, 12:00 AM
Smart Dubai has announced it collaborated with the UAE Zakat Fund to launch a new and secure Zakat payment service on the government service application DubaiNow in time for the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The new service allows users to calculate their Zakat amount per Islamic Sharia law, and then pay the full amount or part of it. The feature adds to the existing set of services in the Donations and Islam categories of the DubaiNow app, which include the Zakat Al-Fitr payment service and allow users to donate Iftar meals in collaboration with the Dar al Ber Society.
Smart Dubai’s initiative does away with the need to physically visit a centre or a charity to make the payment, in line with the precautionary measures for COVID-19.
DubaiNow can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and Google Play for Android. The app also provides access to more than 130 services from over 30 government and private entities.
Wesam Lootah, CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment, said: “DubaiNow has established itself as an innovative city app allowing users to easily complete their everyday tasks and transactions, saving them time and effort. The application is a key driver of Smart Dubai’s strategic goals, accelerating the holistic digital transformation of the city, and helping transform the Dubai Government into a fully paperless government by December 12, 2021.”