NOL Card Balance Check Online

nol card balance check


The RTA NOL Card is an electronic ticket card issued by transport authority to all types of public transport at Dubai facilities. The name NOL is an Arabic word نول meaning fare.

The NOL card is an essential daily pass that Dubai commuters use for public transportation, including the Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, and Dubai Bus.

You can check your NOL card balance before boarding the metro or bus! Simply tap your card at the stations and instantly know your balance.

Alternatively, you can also check your NOL Card balance online using just the card number. Follow these 4 easy steps to check your NOL card balance online.

How do I check my NOL card balance?

2. Check nol Balance box

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3. Enter the TAG ID found on the NOL card

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4. Search to see NOL Card Balance

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NOL Card Balance Check Video

Other uses of NOL CARD include

If you live in Dubai, you may have a Nol card in your wallet. Although this convenient plastic sheet is most commonly used to pay for public transportation, your Nol card now has many uses that you might not know about.

Can I use NOL Card For Shopping?

Yes, Whether you go to the grocery store every week or eat fast food at a convenience store, the list of Dubai merchants that accept Nol cards is constantly growing. Try it in designated stores such as Almaya, Carrefour, Lulu, AllDay, and Zoom.

Can I Pay the Restaurant Bill With a NOL Card?

Several restaurants in Dubai also accept Nol cards, including 800 Degrees Pizza, London Dairy, and Burger King.

Can I use NOL Card in Hospitals & Pharmacies?

In the 17 MedCare branches around Dubai, you can pay your query using a quick touch of your NOL card. You can buy medicines and health products in Dubai pharmacies,  including 146 Aster branches, 23 MedComs, and 11 Medicines.

Is it possible to pay for a taxi using a NOL card?

You use NOL Card in the RTA taxi, you can quickly swipe your Nol to pay for your ride.

Can I Pay at the Petrol Station With a NOL Card?

Avoid handling cash at gas stations. If you are refueling in Enoc, you can use your NOL card to check out.

You can also use an NOL card in Public Parks. Dubai’s parks may be temporarily closed, but when entering Zabeel Park, Al Mamzar Beach Park, Mushrif Park, and Creek Park, you will need to use your Nol card to pay the admission fee of AED 5. When theme parks reopen, pull out your trust Nol to purchase entry tickets to IMG Worlds of Adventure. Visit for the full list of participating merchants and branches.


How can I check the expiration date of my NOL Card?

  1. Go to RTA NOL Card Portal > Check nol Balance
  2. Enter the NOL Card TAG ID found on the NOL card
  3. Search to see NOL Card Expiry Data

What is the minimum balance required for the NOL Card?

The minimum balance for the Nol Card is 7.5 AED. 

How can I get an NOL Card in Dubai?

You have multiple options to obtain your nol card. 

  • Ticket office machines at Metro Stations
  • Ticket vending machines at entertainment centers
  • Authorized sales agents
  • nol Pay App

How much does it cost to buy a NOL Card?

You can obtain the NOL card for 2 AED (0.5 USD) from any ticketing machine. 

For tourists, the recommended option is the NOL Silver Card, which costs 25 AED (6.8 USD) and includes 19 AED (5.2 USD) credit.

How do I transfer balance from my NOL card?

  1. Open RTA’s Public Transport app.
  2. Choose Nol-to-Nol transfer.
  3. Tap the Nol Card which has a balance on your phone 
  4. Then tap the Nol Card which needs to be recharged behind your phone.

How do I renew my expired NOL card?

  1. Go to RTA Renew Travel Pass
  2. Enter your NOL Card TAG ID
  3. Confirm and pay

How do I recharge my NOL card?

You can review our simple 2 steps to recharge your NOL card.

Is it possible to get a refund for the balance on my nol card?

You can obtain a refund for your nol card’s remaining or pending balance on Bus, Metro, and Tram. This applies in the event of a lost, damaged, faulty, expired nol card, or if you decide to cancel your nol card.

If your valid and active nol card gets canceled:

  1. Go to any Metro station and approach a Ticket Office Machine.
  2. Provide your nol card to the station agent.
  3. The station agent will validate if the card is still valid and active, and if its balance is not more than 100 AED.
  4. If your balance is above 100 AED, you will need to apply through other RTA authorized channels (RTA Website, Self Service Machines).
  5. However, if your balance is 100 AED or below, the station agent will issue a cash refund with service fees of 2.5% or 5 AED, whichever is higher.

In case you lose, have a faulty, or expired registered nol card:

  1. Apply for the refund in any RTA authorized channel.
  2. Provide your nol tag ID, mobile number, and the PIN code
  3. Select the refund method (cash or nol balance transfer).
  4. Review the refund details and agree to the terms and conditions.
  5. Confirm and submit the application.
  6. The refund is usually approved after 4 days from submitting the application.
  7. Once approved, you will receive a refund SMS confirmation.
  8. Collect the refund at any Metro station listed on the refund SMS approval, or through the Smart Teller Machines located at any Customer Happiness Centre.
types of nol cards

Types Of NOL Card


Silver Card is a smart card with an e-purse that can be loaded with up to AED 1000 upon registering your card. Enjoy the ease of getting this card immediately from any ticket office for only AED 25 (including AED 19 e-purse value).

Benefits of NOL Silver Card

  • It is valid on all modes of transport, Dubai public parks, Etihad Museum, and over 2000 shops across Dubai.
  • Valid for 5 years.


Gold Card holds the same features as the silver card, but it gives you privileged access to the metro’s gold-class seats for a premium fare. Enjoy the ease of getting this card immediately from any ticket office for only AED 25 (including AED 19 e-purse value).

Benefits of Gold Card

  • Allows using Gold Class cabins on the Metro and Tram
  • Valid on all modes of transport, Dubai public parks, Etihad Museum, and 2000+ shops across Dubai.
  • When used on modes of transport with no Gold Class Cabins, you will be charged the regular fare.


Blue Card is a personalized smart card with an e-purse that can be loaded with up to AED 5000. Enjoy the ease of getting this card immediately from any ticket office for only AED 70 (including AED 20 e-purse value).

Benefits of Blue Card

  • Protect your card balance in the event of loss or theft.
  • Valid for all modes of transport, Dubai public parks, Etihad Museum, and over 2000 shops across Dubai.
  • Enjoy special fares for students, senior citizens, and disabled concession types of NOL blue cards.
    Access a range of secure online services and receive SMS and email notifications to stay informed.

Red Ticket

Benefits of NOL Red Card

  • Low ticket price.
  • Can be bought from any ticket vending machine at any time
  • Allows you to pay for the exact trip only.
  • The same ticket can be used for Metro, Tram, and Buses – there’s no need to get another ticket.

After purchasing your NOL card you can top up your nol card.

NOL Card Monthly Pass

Nol card silver
Time PeriodOne ZoneTwo ZoneAll Zones
7 days50
30 days
90 Days
365 Days1060
Nol card gold
Time PeriodOne ZoneTwo ZoneAll Zones
7 days100160220
30 days
90 Days
365 Days212035405340
Nol Student/senior
Student (<23 yrs) or Senior (>60 yrs)
Time PeriodOne ZoneTwo ZoneAll Zones
7 days254055
30 days
90 Days
365 Days5308851335

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