Government agencies in the UAE will gradually stop using the e-dirham as a means of paying service fees over the next few months.
The e-dirham will be eased out over a period of three months, the Ministry of Finance said.
The e-dirham, a secured national digital payment system, was launched in 2001.
The ministry said on its website that the e-dirham had been innovatively redesigned to offer an easy, transparent and secure experience for customers. The system allowed users to make payments through smart apps as well as e-dirham cards that offered a wide range of benefits for users.
The e-dirham had also been integrated with several banks to provide customers with multiple payment choices.