SocioPay Launches UAE’s First Retail Scan and Pay Mobile App Enabling Customers to Support Charities with Every Payment

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  • The scan and pay mobile application powered by noqodi ensures that with every transaction, a percentage is donated to a charity of customer’s choice, without any additional charges
  • Dubai Cares and Al Jalila Foundation are the first two charities to be featured on SocioPay

May 9, 2021 – Dubai, UAE: SocioPay, powered by noqodi, announces the launch of the only Scan and Pay Mobile Payment App in the UAE that enables users to donate a percentage of every transaction towards a charity of their choice at no additional cost.

SocioPay can be downloaded for free on Play Store and App Store. It creates a noqodi Wallet automatically, allowing users to link any payment method (card or wallet) for cashless and contactless payments at retail outlets, including restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies and clinics. 

SocioPay offers exciting CashBack offers that can be explored on the App.

SocioPay is proud to be associated with Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. The UAE-based global philanthropic organization works towards providing children and youth in developing countries with access to quality education through its various programs. Since its inception in 2007, Dubai Cares has successfully launched education programs reaching over 20 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.

SocioPay is also pleased to collaborate with Al Jalila Foundation, a global healthcare philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of education & medical innovation.

SocioPay also welcomes registered charities from all over the UAE to be part of the App. The App makes it easy for customers to choose their charitable contributions to any charity. noqodi, SocioPay’s Payment and Wallet Partner, allows for highly secure transactions and strategic partner of Dubai Government and Smart Dubai Government.

“We are truly excited about SocioPay’s launch. SocioPay makes the spirit of charitable giving a daily habit, through everyday payments. SocioPay integrates payments technology, to transform the way local businesses create philanthropic value for society. Every transaction a customer makes will now have sustainable social impact, thanks to our generous retail partners. We are thankful to noqodi for partnering with us to provide secure payments and safe wallet for SocioPay. We are also thankful to IACAD’s futuristic vision, for providing the license to allow the listing of charities in the App,” said Shravan Charya, Founder and CEO, SocioLadder.

“We are delighted to partner with SocioPay. This partnership will bring a new era of digital social innovation to the UAE. While we ensure that all transactions made through SocioPay remain easy and secure, we are harnessing digital technology to bring innovation for businesses and social good,” said H.E Thani Alzaffin, emaratech Group CEO. “The digital wallet noqodi has been launched in the context of the continuous efforts of the Government of Dubai to facilitate digital payments for government transactions. We have a number of listed national banks and financial institutions that allow customers to add credit from their bank accounts and use their digital wallet through SocioPay,” he added.

His Excellency Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Member of its Board of Directors said: “Technology has the power to change lives when it is created with purpose and used to deliver meaningful outcomes. SocioPay offers a unique and innovative solution for the UAE community to give back during the holy month of Ramadan at the comfort of their fingertips. All contributions made to Dubai Cares will be used to empower children and youth with learning opportunities they could not otherwise afford due to the pandemic and other challenges facing their countries and communities. We encourage everyone to join us in our efforts to ensure that every child on this planet can enjoy his or her rightful access to education regardless of their circumstances.”

SocioPay has a portfolio of merchants available on the App ranging from restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, retail outlets, hotels and resorts, maintenance and other services. SocioPay is available to download on Google Play – Apple Store –


Editor’s Notes

About SocioPay

SocioPay is a scan and pay mobile application powered by noqodi, the payment and wallet partner which is certified by PCI DSS. Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) approves all charities that SocioPay onboards. Dubai Cares and Al Jalila Foundation are SocioPay’s first featured charities.

This unique payment solution provides a robust GiveBack program to support charities and Cashback eligibility to Wallets.

Every customer transaction has a percentage donated to a local charity, within each payment made. Customers and Merchants can choose their preferred percentage to donate along with a charity of their choice on the app, upon making a purchase. SocioPay is available to download on Google Play – and Apple Store –

SocioPay is part of SocioLadder, with HQ in USA and operations in the UAE, India, Australia and Sri Lankan. is a premier fundraising and crowdfunding platform powered by IBM Blockchain Technology. Our blockchain enabled global platform is built on creating a societal revolution through philanthropy wherein we envision to bring complete transparency and accountability into the donation process.

SocioLadder brings alliance from stakeholders across all social sectors to yield maximum value for each dollar spent on charity. SocioLadder has remained committed to UN sustainability goals since 2017 and its technology is proven in the Sustainability, CSR and fundraising sector globally

About noqodi

noqodi is a payment gateway engineered and empowered by emaratech, a leading online technology solutions and consulting company in the Arab World, part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai.

noqodi is a powerful payment solution, providing you free and safe digital wallet. E-cash, credit cards, net-banking, Biller network, receive money and send money; you can pay any way you like using your online wallet. Maximum range of top up options to fund noqodi e-wallet.

noqodi is integrated with multiple banks as well as governmental and non-governmental merchants – offering a multitude of payment options and channels. We provide complete automation of collections, reconciliation, settlement, refunds and other financial transactional services.

Merchants, businesses and consumers can all utilise our extensive information management interfaces and features putting your payments at your fingertips. With the highest industry-standard, PCI DSS-Certification, we’re a platform you can trust with the things that matter most.

About Dubai Cares

Since its inception in 2007, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and youth in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be impactful, sustainable and scalable. To date, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching over 20 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.

Dubai Cares plays a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, enabling access to quality primary and secondary education, and creating opportunities for technical and vocational education and training for youth in addition to a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises. Moreover, Dubai Cares adopts a strategic approach to improve student enrollment and learning outcomes through an integrated school health and nutrition model comprising school-based deworming activities, school feeding, and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in schools.

Dubai Cares is a member of the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), as well as a registered non-government organization under IACAD, the charitable activities regulator in Dubai. The UAE-based global philanthropic organization is authorized to raise funds through direct donations and fundraising campaigns, as well as process all permit approvals with IACAD.

Volunteerism is a powerful tool to Dubai Cares in order to engage people in tackling development challenges. Dubai Cares rallies the UAE wider community through a large spectrum of volunteering and awareness initiatives that are linked to its global mandate.

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