In a city with seven modes of transportation, it can be crazy to carry loose cash and buy a different card for everyone. That is where the NOL card comes in handy. Simply put, NOL Card in Dubai is a smart card that enables you to pay for different RTA transport modes in the city with just one single card. From Metro to buses, water buses, and trams, you can use NOL cards. You can even pay for (Roads and Transport Authority) RTA’s Paid parking services across the city using the same card. If you are a tourist planning to use public transport to get around the city, we suggest buying an NOL card and for that reason, you need to know how you can check the NOL card balance.
WHAT IS A NOL CARD?
The Dubai variant of Metro Card, Oyster Card, and Hola BCN is NOL Card. A card that gives you access to every type of transportation in the city, no sweat of utilization. The NOL card is a wise investment. Particularly for individuals who like to utilize the city’s very much associated public vehicle network, they got stuck in the scandalous ‘Dubai Traffic.’
HOW CAN YOU GET A NOL CARD IN DUBAI?
There are many different ways you can buy your NOL card.
- You can buy tickets from all Dubai metro stations and some Dubai bus stations.
- Purchase DUBAI’S NOL Silver Cards and NOL Red tickets from some ticket vending machines.
- You can also buy Nol Silver Cards from RTA Customer Service Centers and RTA Authorized Sales Agents in Dubai.
- You can also buy NOL Blue cards online at RTA online website.
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THREE WAYS TO CHECK NOL CARD BALANCE ONLINE:
The NOL card is a daily requirement used by Dubai commuters for public transport. In general, you will be able to check the balance of your NOL card by tapping it before entering the train platform.
But what if you want to check the rest of the credit? Also, you can check out the NOL Card Balance Checker feature on the RTA website. Furthermore, to guide you, here are three easy ways to check your NOL card balance online.
(1)- HOW TO CHECK YOUR NOL CARD BALANCE ONLINE USING RTA WEBSITE?
To check your NOL card balance online through the RTA website, you have to follow the below procedure:
(1)- First of all, visit the RTA website by clicking on the below link
Here: “RTA WEBSITE“
(2)- On the home page, go to the public transport tab and then select “NOL SERVICES.“
(3)- Once you have done that, all the NOL card services will get shown. Now, click on “VIEW NOL CARD BALANCE.”
It means visit “RTA WEBSITE” < “PUBLIC TRANSPORT” < “NOL” < “VIEW NOL CARD BALANCE” or click on the below link, and you will directly reach to NOL CARD BALANCE checker tab.
Here: “NOL CARD BALANCE CHECKER“
(4)- Now, put your NOL card number in the tab. Note: NOL card number located on the backside of the card
(5)- Now, put the security code shown in the image captcha and then click on “CHECK.”
Once you do that, your NOL card balance will get shown. You will also get options to either top up your card or personalize it.
Note: Please note that the shown balance may not include transactions that occurred in the past 48 hours
(2)- HOW TO CHECK YOUR NOL CARD BALANCE ONLINE USING RTA MOBILE APPLICATION?
To check your NOL card balance online through RTA mobile application, you have to follow the below procedure:
(1)- First of all, download the “RTA ROAD TRANSPORT” mobile application from the below link according to your device compatibility.
(2)- After downloading the application, open it and choose your preferred language from the two available options, “ENGLISH” or “ARABIC.”
(3)- Now, if you have an RTA account, then log in to your account, but if you don’t have an RTA account, you can log in as “GUEST.”
(4)- Once you clicked on “GUEST,” you will see a bunch of services offered to guest users, including:
- Bus, Metro, and Tram
(5)- Now, select “NOL” and then further select “VIEW NOL CARD BALANCE.”
(6)- After that, put your NOL card number located at the back of your card in the respective column and then click on “check.”
(7)- Once you have done all the above steps, your NOL card balance will get shown on the next page. Here you will also get two more options, including “TOP UP NOL CARD BALANCE” and “VIEW HISTORY.”
(3)- HOW TO CHECK YOUR NOL CARD BALANCE THROUGH KIOSKS/ RECHARGE MACHINES?
To check your NOL card balance through a recharge machine, you have to follow the below procedure:
(1)- First of all, you need to go to the nearest Dubai metro station where a ticket machine is available.
(2)- Now, there is a cardholder on the machine where you have to tap your NOL card.
(3)- After tapping your NOL card, you will see how much balance is in your card.
HOW TO CHECK NOL CARD EXPIRY:
If you are not sure about the validity of your NOL card? You can check it at any ticketing machine and counter at Dubai metro stations and parking meters.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently reminded public transport users that some of the opening batch gold, silver, and blue Nol cards issued on September 1, 2016, would expire on September 1, 2021.
There are three types of NOL cards – silver, gold, and blue. The blue card is personal and has an expiration date next to the picture on the card. Anonymous cards – as we call them – are silver and gold cards with an expiration date. No. Novel card users can check for expiration at any ticketing counter and machine at metro stations and parking meters in Dubai.
For example, when someone inserts their silver or gold card into a parking machine and the card expires within 30 days, it will display a message to apply for a new card. People can use their cards until all the credit in the card is gone. However, they will not top up the card with the new credit after it expires.
CAN PEOPLE RETURN A CARD IF THEY HAVE MORE THAN ONE CARD?
The RTA said it was recycling its expired cards. People sometimes have four to five cards. Should they feel like wasting some of it? They have to come to any ticket counter at the metro station and fill out a refund form. All money in the card will get returned to the card user. If the card is in good working condition, the card will be placed with the RTA and cycled again.