ADNOC Distribution Wins Two Awards under the Smart Cards and Payments Middle East Awards 2016

01 June 2016

ADNOC Distribution has received ‘Best Payment Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Best Contactless Solution’ awards at the annual Middle East Smart Cards & Payments Awards ceremony held yesterday in Dubai. The company won both awards following stiff competition from major financial institution and government entities in the UAE, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), India, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

The award ceremony was attended by key officials from ADNOC Distribution including Khalid Hadi, Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Rajeev Gupta, Self-Service Programme Manager and Hazim Obeid, Automation Project Team Leader.

Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC Distribution said: "ADNOC Distribution is proud to have won these prestigious industry recognitions despite the stiff competition from leading banks and financial institutions. Both awards are testimony to our commitment to providing ground-breaking solutions such as ADNOC Wallet and Smart Tag we launched in last March."

Al Rashdi added: “ADNOC Distribution launched its smart payment initiatives in line with the strategy of the Abu Dhabi government to adopt smart solutions in service delivery and financial transactions. At ADNOC Distribution, we are committed to studying the feasibility of all ideas and projects submitted to us to improve the standards of the smart self-service that we offer our customers. We also encourage our employees to come forward with more innovative ideas that will offer added convenience to our customers."

ADNOC Distribution scooped Best Payment Innovation of the Year award for ADNOC Wallet that allows its customers to instantly manage their payment accounts and fuel consumption using smart and secured features from anywhere, at any time. This can be done in three different ways including the Smart Tag, the ADNOC Plus card, and ID card that is also linked to the ADNOC Wallet and activated for payments.

The second award came under the category of ‘Best Contactless Solution’ for ‘Smart Tag’, which is one of the payment methods offered by ADNOC Wallet for individual customers. Customers can take advantage of the smart tag installed at the fuel inlet of the vehicles’ fuel tank in a number of service stations of ADNOC Distribution.

Khalid Hadi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications Division at ADNOC Distribution said: “We, at ADNOC Distribution, are keen to offer our services to the utmost and highest quality and safety standards, where we managed through ADNOC Wallet and Smart Tag to offer our audience effective solutions to save their time and take full control of all their activities with the company over the Internet or mobile devices. This comes in light of what the region is witnessing in terms of the rapid shift towards a more practical lifestyle."

Hadi added: "ADNOC Distribution adopts a clear pragmatic approach that is based on the highest standards of excellence in all operations that we carry out, and winning those two awards in the field of smart services, as well as the recent UAE Superbrands 2016 award are a confirmation of our success in achieving the vision of the company.”

The company invited customers to subscribe for the ADNOC Wallet by visiting the website ( and following the simple registration process in order to enjoy the best features of customer service including full insight of all financial transactions and avoiding queuing at stations that often see high rates of congestion.

The company has also allocated an Autoserv Center, in the Rabdan service station in Al Mushrif area for the installation of Smart Tag on the fuel inlet of the vehicles of customers.